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Assignment Editor

32213

Boston, MA, US, 2134

Other
Boston
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming 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, the CBS News Streaming Network, 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 EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. 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 news division.  

 

The iconic WBZ-TV news has an immediate opening for a hardworking, dynamic Assignment Editor. This individual will operate as a highly competitive news professional with a passion for breaking news that flourishes with beating the competition and getting the story.   Additionally, this role is critical in acting as partner to the community and one must be able to deal with all aspects of the public and display a high degree of sensitivity to the concerns of viewers and constituencies with different points of view.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage newsroom assignments, monitor phones, coordinate logistics, monitoring scanners and social media
  • Monitor police/fire scanners for breaking news, work with Assignment Manager, Assistant News Director on story ideas, and expanded coverage plans
  • Meet deadlines in breaking news situations while logistically dispatching crews efficiently
  • Dispatch crews to stories and breaking news, using appropriate logistical and journalistic judgement
  • Assist in finding stories with emphasis on our key brand points and tracking stories as they develop
  • Handle time and logistics to make sure the selected stories are covered efficiently with available staff
  • Generate original stories and develop follow-ups, track social media for news gathering, update information in assignment desk i-news daybook, maintain contact lists, and story files
  • Develop new contacts with government agencies (city, state, federal) and public relations representatives

Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years prior TV News Assignment Editor experience is strongly preferred, however, a significant experience in print reporting or Radio News will be considered.
  • Newsroom Experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task

 

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.