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Assignment Editor


Southfield, MI, US, 48033


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, 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,, 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.  


CBS 62 (WWJ-TV) and CW50 (WKBD-TV), the CBS News and Stations owned & operated in the #15 television market Detroit, is seeking a highly driven Assignment Editor that thrives on beating the competition and getting the story not just first but right. Your demeanor is naturally geared towards pursuing smart, relevant, breaking news, while maintaining the utmost professionalism.  Come bring your talents and join our growing CBS Detroit News Team.


  • The Assignment Editor will work with Reporters, Producers, and the Digital team on daily news coverage. We welcome a candidate who is firm and proficient in handling crews, breaking news stories and timely news content within broadcast and digital. Additionally, you should be able to effectively develop issue-oriented enterprise stories with an emphasis on key topics that accrue to our brand. 
  • Ideate and develop relevant story ideas with an emphasis on the community which we serve. As well, operate as a valued ambassador with external partners by establishing relationships and contacts within law enforcement, fire departments, local government and community organizations to stay updated on current events.
  • Monitor multiple platforms for news tips and maintain updated files for ongoing stories. Collaboration with Producers and Field Journalists is paramount.
  • Meet deadlines in high stress breaking news situations

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certification Requirements:

  • BA degree in Journalism preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in the newsroom preferred
  • Strong news and editorial judgment, organizational and planning skills
  • Strong tech skills
  • Familiarity with AVID Automation and non-linear editing
  • Must have ability to write and contribute content for digital and 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


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: Detroit