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Assignment Manager


Philadelphia, PA, US, 19130


CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations’ digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.

The station group’s properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations’ premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group’s websites and mobile applications.


CBS3 and CW Philly 57, the CBS owned and operated television stations in Philadelphia, have an immediate opening for an Assignment Manager. The individual is a highly competitive news professional that thrives on beating the competition and getting the story not just first but right. We are looking for an aggressive, motivated, and experienced News professional to own the assignment desk and provide editorial oversight. The Assignment Manager will work with the news management team to plan, execute and coordinate daily news coverage by directing the work of others and adhering to the highest standards of journalism. Monitor public service agency scanners and breaking content and assign personnel necessary to cover the story. Must be adept at tracking news on social media and coordinate with digital team on breaking news. Candidate must possess excellent people skills both working with internal staff and while in contact with public agencies, government, station contacts and viewers. Assignment Manager will be responsible for guiding his/her staff of assignment editors and coordinate information for reporters and photographers in the field and oversee dissemination of information in the newsroom. Work closely with the VP of News to implement the vision for the newsroom.

Candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience in a medium to large market television news assignment desk. Must be flexible and available to cover breaking news on nights and weekends. Rotates on call weekends with news management team. If you thrive in a competitive, fast paced environment and possess the ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills we want to talk to you.

-  Bachelor’s degree preferred.

-  Strong journalistic fundamentals, including excellent writing and communication skills.

-  Ability to work under tight deadline pressure.

-  Strong leadership skills along with experience supervising and motivating a team..


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


At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia