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Assignment Editor (CBS-KTVT)


Fort Worth, TX, US, 76103

Fort Worth



CBS-KTVT-DFW has an immediate opening for a dynamic hardworking Assignment Editor. This individual is a highly competitive news professional that thrives on beating the competition and getting the story not just first but right. Your demeanor is naturally geared towards pursing aggressively smart relevant breaking news, while maintaining the utmost professionalism. Come bring your talents and join our growing team!



  • Meet deadlines in high stress breaking news situations
  • Generate and develop enterprise story ideas, develop impactful, varied community partner relationships and contacts, and participate in editorial discussions
  • Monitor multiple platforms and maintain updated files for ongoing stories. Collaboration with Producers and Field Journalists is paramount


Preferred Education, Experience, and Certification Requirements: 

  • BA degree in Journalism preferred 
  • 2+ years of experience in the newsroom preferred
  • Knowledge of television broadcasting
  • Strong news judgment, organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong tech skills
  • Familiarity with Accurint and Lexis databases; CMS systems and Grass Valley/Stratus server and edit software is a plus
  • Must have basic ability to write for digital or broadcast platforms
  • Possess the ability to respond quickly, calmly, and expertly to deadlines, changing circumstances and breaking news; must be able to quickly prioritize and make decisions requiring critical thinking and independent judgment
  • Willing to work a flexible work schedule


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.  


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. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas