Full Time Job

Assignment Editor


New York, NY 08-18-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The CBS Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. It includes some of the industry's most successful and popular brands and businesses: CBS Television Network, CBS News and Stations, CBS Sports, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures and CBS digital properties.

Are you passionate/knowledgeable about social media and the competitive digital news environment? CBS News is seeking an Assignment Editor with 2-3 years' work experience in Cable, Broadcast or Digital newsrooms. If this sounds like you, come join us!
Overview & Responsibilities:
• Covers the CBSN assignment desk (including answering phones)
• Create, prioritize and coordinate news coverage in a fast‐paced environment for CBSN digital streaming channel
• Continually and effectively monitor news wire services and social media and social media to find and identify breaking news and key news developments
• Manage time‐pressured logistical and editorial tasks to facilitate deployment of news through digital platforms, work with correspondents, field producers, bookers, CBS News bureaus, affiliates and desks to coordinate live shots
• Write and distribute a daily division‐wide communication outlining key events and happenings to facilitate efficient live coverage; help plan coverage for future events
• Work with executive producers, planning producer, CBS Newspath and other CBS news entities to make editorial coverage decisions for CBSN shows and manage the execution of coverage with bureau chiefs, field producers and reporters
• Work alongside booking team, field producers and CBS Special Events to strategically identify and secure strong witnesses and experts during breaking news; clear crucial social media elements also includes booking studios and transmissions
• Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network
• Assist in clearing video and securing guests and witnesses during breaking news
• Coordinates the ingest of remote feeds; and serves as point of logistical contact for CBSN when interacting with other divisions of the company.
• May also support the duties of an Associate Producer.

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum 3 years of experience at a larger market local, cable division, or network newsroom.
• Minimum 2 years working as an assignment editor
• Demonstrated experience in coordinating coverage for live television
• Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network
• Seeking a team player who is detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Additional Qualifications:
• ENPS/iNEWS familiarity
• Familiarity with remote productions, transmission pools the WGA-E.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rez811-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.