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Desk Assistant

17536

New York, NY, US, 10019

Administrative
New York
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.

 

 

Overview:

CBS News and Stations is seeking a smart, creative, and hard-working Desk Assistant with a strong passion for journalism for its 24/7 News Services (Newspath) team. This position supports all members of the newsroom. Excellent people/customer service skills are required!

The ideal candidate is a teammate with exceptional organizational skills, is diligent, and has the ability to both multi-task and keep a calm head under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude. The candidate must be able to adjust to breaking news quickly!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Producers and Associate Producers to capture elements for correspondent packages and NewspathNow.com, the platform used to distribute content to stations and affiliates.
  • Manage the retrieval of archive material
  • Researching stories
  • Setting up logistics for Zoom interviews and logging interviews for producers.
  • This position includes weekend hours and may also include night and overnight responsibilities.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience in broadcast, cable or digital news preferred (strong internships considered)
  • Degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred.

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of broadcast networks and stations/markets a plus.
  • Available to work various schedules, including nights, overnights, and weekends
  • The candidate should have strong digital/social media skills, including proficiency with Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Instagram Stories, TikTok, and YouTube.
  • Be able to spot viral and pre-trending content and turn it around for our brand.
  • Must be proficient in the feel and best practices for social-friendly videos (including rights & clearances).

 

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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City