Title: Assignment Editor (Part Time)
Department: News

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Deadline-oriented news junkie with strong editorial skills.
  • Storyteller who confirms what happened and then digs into the “how” and “why” to create context and meaning out of facts.
  • Assign and manage news crews, assignments and story development across all platforms.
  • Own, file and track all data requests.
  • Assist with day-to-day story research and investigation using digital research insights to push the news cycle forward.
  • Generate story ideas and enterprise reporting.
  • Develop a pool of contacts and sources to help us break news on digital first.
  • Coordinate coverage with CBS News and network affiliates.
  • Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field.
  • Monitor phones, emails and vet news tips.
  • Other duties as assigned by news management

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong news judgment as well as communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, attacking deadlines and decisions calmly and swiftly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
  • Experience with databases, 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
  • 1-3 years in a medium or large market

ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
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