Full Time Job

Segment Producer

CBS Interactive

New York, NY 10-31-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description


Your Day-to-Day:
• Works closely with senior staff in control room with the ability to add to the editorial process in a breaking and live news environment;
• Exercises exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories with high potential for compelling and comprehensive storytelling;
• Commands sophisticated knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture.
• Up to date on periodicals, including Op-Eds;
• Has thorough knowledge of control room and exercises appropriate etiquette;
• Exhibits calm demeanor in high pressure situations, including control room;
• Works closely with senior staff on editorial content of show;
• Pitches and shape clear and specific segment ideas with speed and accuracy in a deadline driven environment;
• Be in the control room during your segment to ensure smooth on-air production;
• Researches and produces compelling segments that include quality sound, eye- catching graphics, effective use of maps and headline grabbing banners; 10. Participates in daily staff editorial and production meetings;
• Works in coordination with booking, graphics team to produce compelling graphics, guest segments and video elements;
• Coordinates with anchors and correspondents to inform them on subject matter and brief them on segment; and,
• Works with Executive Producers, Line Producers and Producers on standards, rights and clearances and the editorial direction and language for the Anchors, Correspondents and on screen graphics.


What you bring to the team:

You have -
• 3+ years working as a show producer.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• Fundamental background in journalism and media, including strong news judgment & critical thinking skills
• Impeccable grammar and spelling
• A passion for news both domestic and international news.
• Strong communication skills and ability to train and advise associate producers, production assistants and junior staff in writing and editing broadcast copy.
• Command of AP style and broadcast writing.
• Detail oriented with ability to work and write calmly and efficiently in high stress, intense deadline, live TV environment
• Must pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test.
• Be able to multi-task and manage multiple assignments for regular programming as well as rolling breaking news coverage.
• Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network
• You must be a team player with, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task

You might also have -
• Knowledge of ENPS and INews preferred
• Strong understanding of digital and social media
• Knowledge and a passion for the future of digital media

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



Company Profile
CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.