Full Time Job

Assignment Desk Editor

CBS Television Stations

San Francisco, CA 01-27-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations' digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.

KPIX 5 is looking for a smart, experienced assignment editor to take the lead on breaking news and breaking stories no one else is telling. Monitoring scanners, answering phone calls, coordinating logistics, and aggressively dispatching crews to breaking news are the prerequisites for the position. The ideal candidate must be competitive with a will to win and a proven track record of developing contacts, thinking creatively, and delving deeper into the news of the day. Enterprising stories will be a critical daily responsibility.


We are seeking for a person with minimum three years of experience as an Assignment Editor in a major market.

A college degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required. Knowledge of Bay Area required.

Exceptional organizational skills, ability to reason and make informed decisions under deadline pressure.

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; operate a desktop computer; work with I-News computer system and other systems as assigned.

Familiar with all newsroom functions, including digital platforms and use of social media tools.

Must be available to work mornings, nights weekends and holidays.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to operate keyboard with accuracy and speed, and have a valid driver's license in order to work at breaking news locations if needed.

Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Work environment is fast-paced, and includes noise from scanners, two-way radios and televisions.

FUNCTION: Editorial/Publishing/Content