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Assignment Editor


Washington, DC, US, 20036


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.  



DC Assignment Desk Editor(s) 

CBS News is looking for three (3) Assignment Desk Editors for our Washington, DC Bureau. The Assignment Editors help facilitate editorial coverage decisions for all shows working directly with Washington Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chief, Washington senior producers for CBS Mornings, CBS Evening News, CBS Face the Nation, CBS Streaming, CBS Newspath and CBS News Special events to ensure we are gathering news elements and deploying coverage teams as needed. 


· Able to quickly gather and disseminate critical information for air, verifying its accuracy while simultaneously getting interviews and video coverage of the news event 

· Effectively manage multiple priorities including both the editorial and logistical components of a story, often on tight deadline 

· Identify breaking news and stories of national interest originating from Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

· Consistent and timely outreach to media contacts and sources during breaking news events. 

· Disseminating comprehensive yet concise notes during breaking news events to the CBS News division under strict deadlines. 

· Working with bureau leadership to assign and launch crews/teams to breaking news events. Providing updated editorial and logistical information to teams in the field, the Washington bureau, and throughout the CBS News Division domestic and international.  

· Responsible for pitching stories and content to the bureau and respective shows on a consistent basis for CBS Mornings, CBS Evening News, CBS Face the Nation, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS Streaming, CBS Radio, CBSN, Newspath, and 


· Ability to juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines 

· Strong news judgement and ability to assist and sometimes coordinate logistical story needs 

· In depth understanding of newsgathering 

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to listen and receive information quickly and accurately. 

· Strong logistical and editorial skills with a working knowledge of national and international politics 

· Strong understanding of how to gather news LIVE in the Washington, D.C. area and familiarity with Live U technology, satellite trucks, AVOC, and various fiber drops 

· Knowledge of network pool operations at the desk level 

· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines, especially in breaking news situations 

· Must be willing to work weekends, early mornings, and late shifts as news dictates within this 24/7 environment 


· Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience 

· 3 years of experience in a local or national newsroom 

· Familiarity with the various D.C. government agencies 

· Strong news judgement and ability to assist and sometimes coordinate logistical story needs 

· In depth understanding of newsgathering protocols 

· Ability to work well independently, and as a team player 


These positions are covered by WGA East 


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. 


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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: Washington DC