CBS NewsPittsburgh, PA
Full Time Job
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Full Time, Exempt Position
Position Purpose: KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV, in Pittsburgh has an immediate opening for an Assignment Editor.
Primary Responsibilities: Main staff member on the assignment desk on weekends and during the week. 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 scanner traffic, checks social media sites, makes beat calls, sets up stories, gathers information on stories, dispatches news crews, works the logistics of getting crews to stories, and coordinates live shots, among other duties.
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 requires 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.