• Assistant News Director

    ViacomCBSNew York, NY 10176

    Job #1716832604

  • 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.

    CBS News and Stations is searching for a leader ready to accept the challenge of overseeing the day-to-day news operations at the company's flagship operation, WCBS/CBS New York.

    We're looking for a multi-platform leader that commands the room and will push the team to commit to a true 24/7 operation. The inclusive, experienced, passionate leader with an eye on all platforms will become the next Assistant News Director at WCBS-TV, WLNY-TV, CBSN New York and ~~~ (collectively, CBS New York).

    As a key leader at CBSN New York, the Assistant News Director will work directly with the Vice President and News Director on short-term and long-term content projects. The right person will help develop and track strategies and measure the success and identify growth opportunities. Quality journalism and a commitment to diverse coverage across all communities is a must for the next Assistant News Director. Additionally, the right candidate will help oversee correspondents committed to covering stories of national interest.

    Qualified applicants will have a record of covering breaking news and weather. They will also have experience producing investigative, consumer advocacy and enterprise reporting. Someone with a history of recruiting, developing, and retaining journalists is also a must. Being a problem solver and creative thinker are also essential for this role.


    • Act as the main newsroom contact to ensure content is being contributed across platforms

    • Ability to leverage and apply research leading to audience growth

    • Foster growth of journalists through feedback, performance management and training

    • Ability to delegate and appoint newsroom staff into appropriate roles maximizing strengths

    • Script review for CBS based reporters for CBS New York and CBS News correspondents

    • Understanding of how to work well with people from all backgrounds

    • Familiar with managing newsroom budgets and anticipating major financial challenges and changes

    Education/ Experience:

    • (B.A.) from a four-year college or university is preferred with

    • 3-5 years' experience in newsroom leadership role, preferably larger market

    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.

    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 ~~~ or by sending an email to ~~~. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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