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Associate Producer - Booking

CBS News

New York, NY 01-14-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

DESCRIPTION:

Seeking a smart, creative, and enthusiastic Associate Producer with strong story development and booking skills. This Associate Producer pitches new stories, flags potential leads on interviews we should pursue, gathers elements (both traditional news gathering and social media mining), books guests for live or tape segments, conducts pre-interviews, and facilitates logistics on a wide variety of stories including breaking news, feature stories, politics, foreign relations, consumer, business, and medical news.

Candidates must have strong editorial skills and strong work ethic, as well as developed relationship-building skills. The ideal candidate can demonstrate proof of performance on past news stories. This position requires high energy and persistence, as well as an understanding of TV newsgathering and strategic booking. The ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally is essential. Candidates must be flexible with travel requirements and changing schedules as the position will, at times, require going into the field, and to remote locations on short notice where breaking news is unfolding. This role will be based in NY.

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

2+ years of newsroom experience is preferred.

Must have solid news judgment and experience chasing breaking news.

Basic knowledge of broadcast newsgathering process is required.

Strong research skills including working with public and private records databases, such as Lexis Nexis, social media, and other methods is required.

Must be an excellent writer with well-developed oral communication skills, especially when working on sensitive stories.

Must be able to juggle and prioritize multiple stories with different deadlines: short, medium, and long-term.

Must be a team player with a positive attitude.

Experience supporting newsgathering teams in the field using solid news judgment and leadership skills is a plus.

Thrives in high-pressure and time-critical situations.

Degree in broadcast journalism or related field is preferred.

Passion for news, journalism, and storytelling is required.

Must be willing and able to work overnight and/or weekend shift if needed

FUNCTION: Production

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