Wga Assignment Editor
CBS NewsNew York, NY
Full Time Job
CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation's #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES for Paramount . CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.
Covers the CBSN assignment desk (including answering phones);
Build, prioritize and coordinate news coverage in a fast-paced environment for CBSN digital streaming channel
Continually and efficiently monitor news wire services and social media to find and identify breaking news and key news developments
Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to writing trending news stories for CBSNews.com. You'll build videos and graphics, optimizing article share language from CBSNews.com for the best performance. You'll produce Social content aligned with the CBS News brand.
Write and distribute a daily division-wide communication outlining key events and happenings to facilitate efficient live coverage; help plan coverage for future events
Work with executive producers, planning producer, CBS Newspath and other CBS news entities to make editorial coverage decisions for CBSN shows and handle the execution of coverage with bureau chiefs, field producers and reporters
Work alongside booking team, field producers and CBS Special Events to strategically identify and secure strong witnesses and expert guests; clear crucial social media elements also includes booking studios and transmissions
Assist in clearing video and securing guests and witnesses;
Coordinates the ingest of remote feeds; and serves as point of logistical contact for CBSN when interacting with other divisions of the company.
May also support the duties of an Associate Producer.
What you bring to the team:
- Minimum 3 years of experience at a larger market local, cable division, or network newsroom.
- Minimum 2 years working as an assignment desk editor
- Demonstrated experience in coordinating coverage for live television
- Ability to multi-task and adapt to a challenging, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and partners
- Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network
You might also have:
- ENPS/iNEWS familiarity
- Familiarity with remote productions, transmission pools