Full Time Job

Assistant News Director

CBS Television Stations

Pittsburgh, PA 11-08-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description


We're looking for an Assistant News Director to own the day to day operations in one of the country's best and brightest newsrooms. We're a powerhouse CBS station looking for a hardworking individual to carry out the day-to-day vision of first class producing, in-depth coverage, good storytelling, aggressive weather & sports coverage, and then be ready to turn it all on a dime when big breaking news hits. We're also looking for someone who is savvy in the digital space and knows how to deliver a ''digital first'' approach to covering news on our streaming service CBSN Pittsburgh and how it can help broadcasts. Our Assistant News Director will work directly with reporters to craft well-written and focused reports. S/He will also work side-by-side with Executive Producers on newscasts to ensure strategic content placement and first rate newscast production. This individual will be passionate about news and be wired to WIN!


Required Skills:

Manage and schedule staff that produces 60+ hours of local content a week.

Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff.

Ability to multi-task, coordinate tasks & people, and meet deadlines.

Champion and encourage digital output on digital/streaming/social platforms.

Excellent news judgment and strong ability to problem-solve

Formulate the vision for the way newscasts should appear on-air and manage a team of broadcast professionals in executing that vision.

Ability to stay focused in breaking news situations.

Further the environment of good culture and inclusion.

Self-motivated teammate & leader with exceptional people skills to execute the station's overall news mission.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

College Degree in journalism, communications or related field required

At least 10 years of newsroom experience, some newsroom management preferred

FUNCTION: Production