Desk Assistant – WCBS-AM

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

New York,NY



WCBS 880 is looking for motivated individuals for full-time opportunities as newsroom Desk Assistants. The job of a Desk Assistant is to assist the WCBS 880 news operation in all aspects of delivering news and information to the tristate region. We’re looking for digitally savvy candidates who can multi-task in a fast-paced work environment and demonstrate a passion for news and telling compelling news stories.


The anticipated starting salary range for New York City-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $38,000/yr – $40,123.20/yr. 


Salary is determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and location of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity.


Audacy offers full time employees with a comprehensive benefits package to include:  health care coordinator, medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, disability, life insurance, critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, paid time off (sick, vacation, personal, parental, volunteer), 401(k) retirement plan, discounted employee stock purchase, student loan payment assistance program, legal assistance, life assistance program, identity theft protection, discounted home and auto insurance, and pet insurance.


What You'll Do:


Desk Assistants handle the phones, speaking to reporters, listeners, news sources, and newsmakers. Desk assistants also help support reporters, writers, and producers with news research, recording audio events, recording audio interviews, editing audio, and uploading content. Successful candidates will be expected to have a skill for working under pressure with attention to detail in a deadline environment. Desk Assistants also work with news management on long-form coverage and special projects. Successful candidates will be required to understand the WCBS 880 brand and all aspects of our news product.


More About You:

  • Successful candidates must have a passion for local news and must be interested in learning how to identify and tell compelling stories
  • Must be a polished professional with excellent communication skills and phone skills
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Experience in audio editing
  • Excellent writing and interviewing skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; communications/journalism preferred


Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and America’s #1 creator of original, premium audio.  Audacy engages over 170 million consumers each month, bringing people together around the news, sports, podcasts and music that matter to them. Learn more at, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).


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