Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

CBS Television Stations

Fort Worth, TX 07-20-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Aggressively pursue smart, relevant breaking news.

 Generate and develop enterprise story ideas; MUST contribute to editorial discussions

 Ability to write and/or edit news stories for digital platforms

 Assign and manage multiple news crews based on individual assessment of the best use of time and resources.

 DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS AND CONTACTS TO GENERATE ENTERPRISE CONTENT

 Monitor news scanners and social media sites from all sources including, but not limited to news competition, law enforcement, fire agencies, courts, Twitter and Facebook.

 Maintain ongoing data files for high-profile stories and collaborate with Producers and Reporters to bookmark and develop this content.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 2+ years of newsroom experience preferred

 Knowledge of television broadcasting and familiarity with DFW area is a plus

 Strong news judgment, organizational and planning skills.

 Strong tech skills including familiarity with Accurint and Lexis databases; CMS systems and Grass Valley/Stratus server and edit software

 Must have basic ability to write for digital or broadcast platforms

 Possess the ability to respond quickly, calmly and expertly to deadlines, changing circumstances and breaking news; must be able to quickly prioritize and make decisions requiring critical thinking and independent judgment.

 SHIFT VARIES AND IS TBD

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-roebz6-34-204-180-223-42 in your application.