Full Time Job

Assignment Editor

CBS Television Stations

Minneapolis, MN 7 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

• Deadline-oriented people person to facilitate the coverage of news stories and the assignment of field crews
• Help to assign news stories to reporters and photographers on a daily basis to cover and advance local news for both broadcast and digital.
• Develop and maintain contacts with law enforcement and fire departments, local government and community organizations to stay updated on current events
• Assist with story research and investigation
• Coordinate coverage through network affiliates
• Listen to and understand scanner traffic
• Coordinate and book satellite windows
• Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field
• Monitor news tips and grow pool of contacts and sources
• Other duties as assigned by news management

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong news judgment
• Possess strong organizational skills
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Ability to quickly prioritize and make decisions, and good problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
• Experience with Microsoft Windows including Outlook, iNews, as well as Social Media
• Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field preferred
• 1+ years in a medium or large market

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r79656-44-192-65-228-42 in your application.

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CBS Television Stations

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