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ViacomCBS Assignment Editor in Chicago, Illinois

REF#: 37622

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Overall responsibility for competitiveness of news coverage

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Must be able to generate story ideas and be proactive when handling story tips. Researching follow ups on past stories is a must.

  • Manage and coordinate coverage of news through efficient use of resources.

  • Work with Managing Editor, reporters, photographers and producers to generate content for all platforms.

  • Ability to write news stories for broadcast and website.

  • Ability to proficiently use desktop editing and other computer systems.

  • Participate in station social media strategies.

  • Must be willing to work hours as assigned.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

PREFERRED MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.

  • 1 to 3 years in broadcast newsroom, desirable.

FUNCTION: Editorial/Publishing/Content

EEO Statement:

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

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