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Assignment Editor

11308

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55403

Other
Minneapolis
Full-Time

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.  

 

• Deadline-oriented people person to facilitate the coverage of news stories and the assignment of field crews
• Help to assign news stories to reporters and photographers on a daily basis to cover and advance local news for both broadcast and digital.
• Develop and maintain contacts with law enforcement and fire departments, local government and community organizations to stay updated on current events
• Assist with story research and investigation
• Coordinate coverage through network affiliates
• Listen to and understand scanner traffic
• Coordinate and book satellite windows
• Take in live and recorded feeds from crews in the field
• Monitor news tips and grow pool of contacts and sources
• Other duties as assigned by news management

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong news judgment
• Possess strong organizational skills
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Ability to quickly prioritize and make decisions, and good problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff
• Experience with 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 preferred
• 1+ years in a medium or large market

 

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. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. 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: Minneapolis