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Assistant News Director


Chicago, IL, US, 60602


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, 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,, 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 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.  



Come join our team!


WBBM-TV CBS Chicago is seeking an Assistant News Director to lead collaboration in the development and leadership of WBBM’s award-winning news operations with particular focus on digital and streaming content. To provide strategic leadership in the development of enterprise and differentiated content that will engage and grow viewers and users.


This is strategic position will be responsible for leading the newsroom’s multi-platform content operation on a daily basis with direct oversight of broadcast, streaming and digital platforms. The ideal candidate will lead newsroom managers in evolving workflows and priorities and will have proven successes in breaking down silos and conventions. The person selected for this position will have a clear track record and have experience and expertise in cultivating and growing digital and social platforms in major market newsrooms. The position will also be responsible for building successful and aligned streaming, broadcast and digital strategies to grow analytics for the platforms.




  • Overseeing the daily execution of a multi-platform strategy of news coverage.
  • Developing new, innovative workflows focused on growing the WBBM news footprint.
  • Hire and lead direct reports with specific oversight of the digital operation.
  • Oversee all aspects of the content generation and presentation effort with emphasis on developing and growing the production on the digital and social platforms.
  • Responsible for development and execution of platform agnostic content management culture in the newsroom.
  • Lead efforts in execution and communication across station departments to grow the digital business.


Preferred education, experience and certification requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years in newsroom management experience in medium/large market
  • Superior news and editorial judgment in a competitive environment.
  • A track record in leading and innovating digital expansion in a broadcast newsroom.
  • Proven leadership in content development with an emphasis on digital and social platforms and success in growing analytics.
  • Strong communication skills and an expertise in teaching and coaching change in a newsroom environment.
  • Proven ability to oversee a digital effort in a broadcast newsroom with specific expertise in deploying new and evolving techniques to build audience.



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


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Nearest Major Market: Chicago