Share this Job

Assistant News Director


Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15222


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.  


Job Summary:

KDKA-TV CBS Pittsburgh is seeking an Assistant News Director to own the day-to-day operations in one of the country’s leading newsrooms. We’re a powerhouse CBS station looking for a hardworking individual. Can you help lead first class producing, in-depth coverage, good storytelling, aggressive weather & sports coverage? Are you able to turn it all on a dime when big breaking news hits? Are you savvy in the digital space and know how to deliver a “digital first” approach to covering news? If so, keep reading!


Our Assistant News Director will work directly with reporters to craft well-written and focused reports. They will also work side-by-side with Executive Producers on newscasts to ensure strategic content placement and first-rate newscast production. Our AND will work with our streaming service CBSN Pittsburgh and connect on how it can assist broadcasts. Key to this role is passion for journalism and community. Are you wired to WIN? Are you an EP ready for the next step? Or an AND ready for a change? If so, please apply!


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Further the environment of good culture and inclusion.
  • Manage and schedule staff that produces 70+ hours of local content a week.
  • Review daily newscasts and other content for quality control and provide feedback to news staff.
  • Excellent news judgment and strong ability to problem-solve.
  • Formulate the vision for the way newscasts should appear on-air and manage a team of broadcast professionals in executing that vision.
  • Ability to stay focused in breaking news situations.
  • Be a consistent leader of content and flexibility in scheduling.


Required Skills:

  • Self-motivated teammate & leader with exceptional people skills to execute the station’s overall news mission.
  • Ability to multi-task, coordinate tasks & people, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent broadcast and digital writing skills.
  • Champion and encourage digital output on digital/streaming/social platforms.
  • Ability to understand local content, how it impacts our community and how to best create this daily.
  • Able to use and lead multiple resources to help our brand produce compelling content including video, sound, graphics and talent.
  • Take direction and feedback from the News Director and execute the station’s mission for our community.


Minimum Education and Requirements:

  • College Degree in journalism, communications or related field required.
  • At least 7 years of newsroom experience, with newsroom management preferred.
  • Must be able to work all shifts.


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. 


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 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

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: Pittsburgh