Full Time Job

Overnight Assignment Editor

CBS Interactive

New York, NY 02-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


Your Day to Day:
• 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.


What you bring to the team

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

You might also have -
• ENPS/iNEWS familiarity
• Familiarity with remote productions, transmission pools

This is a position covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WGA-E.

FUNCTION: Streaming

Company Profile
CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.