Associate Producer - Assignment Desk Editor


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York



CBS News is looking for an Overnight Weekend Assignment Desk Editor for our New York based National Desk. This Assignment Editor helps facilitate editorial coverage decisions for all shows working directly with the National Editor, Deputy National Editor, Bureau Chiefs and senior producers for CBS Mornings, CBS Evening News, Weekend News, CBS Face the Nation, CBS Streaming, CBS Newspath and CBS News Special events to ensure we are aware of national news across the country. As well as confirming details of those stories of interest, gathering news elements, and deploying coverage teams as needed.



  • Coordinating all domestic newsgathering for the network and selecting top stories to share companywide during the weekend overnight hours. This includes any breaking news stories worthy of national attention in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
  • Familiar with newsgathering and up to date on current events. Sharp news judgment and the ability to comb through local and national newspapers in addition to CBS News local affiliates, as well as other online news sources across the country a plus.
  • Able to quickly collect 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.
  • Consistent and timely outreach to media contacts and sources during breaking news events.
  • Candidates should be prepared to conduct their own reporting to confirm details by contacting police/fire departments, emergency services and other agencies via email, cold calls or on social media.
  • An excellent eye for gathering and clearing newsworthy and/or shocking video on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other platforms.
  • Candidates should also have strong writing skills, as they will compile the "What's Happening" planning note which informs the organization of news coverage for the day.
  • Ability to keep track of stories covered by all news shows to continue monitoring specific threads with the most updated information.
  • Must be comfortable working alone and can make independent and informed editorial decisions
  • Will be called upon to make arrangements (including travel) and deploy producers, videographer/photographer/audio crew, etc. as necessary.
  • Maintain open communication with desk members as well as the National Editor, Deputy National Editor and Bureau Chiefs.
  • Must be willing to work some holidays based on breaking news.



  • 3+ years producing experience in a professional newsroom is preferred.
  • Able to take ownership of situations and take matters to resolution
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to listen and receive feedback
  • The ideal candidate must also possess a strong work ethic and enthusiasm.

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.  




Hiring Salary Range: $60,000.00 - 75,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City