Full Time Job

Associate Producer, Booking

CBS News

Atlanta, GA 05-16-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
CBS News is seeking an experienced, driven, and enthusiastic Booking Associate Producer with strong professional relationships as well as advanced booking skills.

A passion for news, journalism, and storytelling is required.

The ideal candidate will be in Atlanta. But we will also consider candidates in Florida, Tennessee, and Texas.

• Must be flexible with travel requirements and changing schedules as the position will, at times, require travel to various locations on short notice where breaking news is unfolding.
• Self-starter who pitches new stories, and develops relationships with attorneys, publicists, officials, think tanks, government agencies, as well as various figures in the news.
• Follow leads, books guests for live or taped segments, conducts pre-interviews, and facilitates logistics on a wide variety of topics including legal cases, breaking news, special reports, and day of air news/needs across multiple broadcast shows for CBS News.
• Take the initiative by making calls and can demonstrate proof of performance on past news stories.
• Must pay attention to the details, be persistent, have a strong work ethic, and a thorough understanding of TV newsgathering.
• Effectively communicate internally with newsroom managers, producers in other regions, as well as externally with guests and contacts.

• Must have strong editorial skills, proven and balanced news judgment, as well as highly developed relationship-building skills.
• 3+ years producing experience in a professional newsroom is preferred.
• Must have experience chasing breaking news.
• Proficiency in broadcast newsgathering process is preferred; basic knowledge is required.
• Booking experience and field experience is required.
• Strong research skills including working with public and private records databases, such as Lexis Nexis, is preferred.
• Must be an excellent writer with well-developed oral communication skills, especially when working on sensitive topics.
• Must be able to balance and prioritize multiple stories with different deadlines: short, medium, and long term.
• Must have the ability to manage ongoing relationships with external contributors, news outlets and other stakeholders.
• Must be a teammate with a positive demeanor.
• Experience supporting newsgathering teams in the field using strong news judgment and leadership skills is a plus.
• Thrives in fast-paced, intense, and time-sensitive situations.
• Degree in broadcast journalism or related field is preferred.

Must be willing and able to work occasional overnight and/or weekend shifts.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb2zee-44-200-112-172-42 in your application.