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CBS Corporation Assignment Editor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Assignment Editor

REF#: 35173

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

Position Purpose: KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV, in Pittsburgh has an immediate opening for an Assignment Editor.

Primary Responsibilities: Covers the assignment desk on weekends & weekdays. The Assignment Editor works closely with News Producers and Managers to coordinate coverage of the day’s events and breaking news. This person answers phones, monitors social media & scanner traffic, makes beat calls, sets up stories, gather information on stories, dispatches crews, deals with the logistics of getting crews to stories, and coordinates live shots among other duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: The successful candidate will have excellent news judgment and a strong background in news gathering including experience in all types of news situations. Candidate must be an energetic person with good people skills and communication skills. Position may require working weekends and Holidays. Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field required. Candidate must have a minimum of 1 year experience in a TV newsroom setting.

For consideration, please apply via our website www.kdka.com.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Consistent with our equal opportunity program, we request that you advise us of any candidate, including disabled persons, minorities or women, you believe may be qualified for this position and advise interested parties to apply as indicated.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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