Full Time Job

Associate Producer, Planning

CBS Interactive

New York, NY 05-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

CBS News is seeking an Associate Producer to help maintain CBSN's news event and coverage calendar.
Our ideal candidate has a demonstrated ability to coordinate with Managers and show teams on planning future coverage, and collaborate with departments across CBSN, CBS Digital, the CBS News broadcast team and other Viacom properties. A hardworking journalist you are equally interested in national and international news, and thrive on organization and the details. You enjoy working in a fast-paced news environment, writing pitches, researching segments and pre-producing special coverage. If this sounds like you come join us!

Responsibilities:
• Maintain CBSN's news event and coverage calendar
• Communicate coverage plans across CBSN and CBS Digital
• Work closely with senior staff to produce editorial content
• Coordinate with assignment desk, booking, show teams and graphics on the planning of day-to-day and major news events
• Recognize and pitch stories with high potential for compelling and comprehensive storytelling
• Collaborate with digital reporters to develop segments based on their reporting
• Develop in-show promotion strategies including graphical elements
• Execute assignments including research, writing questions for anchors for guest segments , and exercising editorial judgment in selection of elements for segments
• Write copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for feature and news packages
• Work with editors to turn around pre-taped segments
• Pitch and execute special and feature segments
• Edit VO/VOSOTs
• Support special shows and projects as needed
• Order graphics and write banners for assigned stories and segments
• Coordinate video, graphics and soundbites with control room team during segments; pull specific video and soundbites
• Communicates with anchors and correspondents on segments; produce sponsored segments when needed
• Write headlines and captions for segments to be posted online
• Work with Digital Line Producers and editors to clean up and update segments after they air
• Work closely with senior staff to produce editorial content
• Coordinate with assignment desk, booking, show teams and graphics on the planning of day-to-day and major news events
• Recognize and pitch stories with high potential for compelling and comprehensive storytelling
• Develop in-show promotion strategies including graphical elements
• Gather elements during breaking news as needed
• Work with editors to turn around pre taped segments
• Pitch and execute special and feature segments

This is a position covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WGA-E.

Qualifications:
• 3+ years work experience in broadcast and digital - ideally with some segment producing experience
• Hands on newsroom experience gathering elements during breaking news
• Basic knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture, and control room operations
• Ability to research and write questions for anchors for guest segments, exercising editorial judgment in selection of elements for segments
• Ability to pitch and execute special and feature segments
• Coordinate video, graphics and soundbites with control room team during segments
• Abilty to communicate with anchors and correspondents on segments; produce sponsored segment as needed
• Experience writing headlines and captions for segments to be posted online
• Work with Digital Line Producers and editors to clean up and update segments after they air
• Command of AP style and broadcast writing.
• Familiarity and working knowledge of digital video production-related techniques and online content management
• Sophisticated knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture.
• Availability to work early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network

You might also have -
• Knowledge about social media and the competitive digital news environment
• Familiarity with ENPS
• Basic video editing skills
• Experience shooting video is a plus.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6z160-3-215-79-116-42 in your application.

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