Assignment Editor
CBS Television Stations - Philadelphia, PA

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Assignment Editor - Full time, Non-union
* Responsible for the operation of the assignment desk during a shift

* Monitor police/fire scanners for breaking news

* Work with the Assignment Manager and Managing Editor on story ideas and coverage plans. Must be able to generate original stories and develop follow-ups.

* Update information in assignment desk I-news daybook and maintain contract lists/story files

* Develop new contacts with government agencies (city, state, federal), public relations representatives

* Responsible for dispatching and coordinating photographers and crews

* Be able to coordinate long range coverage such as political campaign coverage, election night coverage, travel—domestic or overseas,

* understanding of video distribution and be able to order the appropriate method to move video via satellite, fiber, broadband or other

*Order satellite windows and feeds

* Work with CBS News, other CBS O&Os, or station affiliates to share content

* Be able to locate CBS3 news archival material

* Familiarity with Twitter/Facebook

* ingest video from the field into Grass Valley server transfer it to a field disc

* Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task a must.

Job reports to Assignment Manager

Required Skills/Experience
Minimum two years assignment desk experience in major or medium market. Must be available to work weekends/nights/overnights and be able to respond to major breaking news. College degree in journalism or communications.

Minimum Education Level
Bachelor's Degree

journalism or communications

Job Status
Full Time

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