Full Time Job

Social Media Producer, West

CBS News

Studio City, CA 05-16-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
CBS News and Stations is seeking an expert Social Media Producer with a passion for news to join our team! They will help us optimize reporting from KCAL CBS News LA, KPIX CBS News Bay Area and KOVR CBS News Sacramento for social media platforms.

This will require a candidate with strong editorial judgment, an eye for which stories will resonate most with social audiences, and enough social media expertise to recommend the best treatment for each of the various social platforms. They will produce and edit videos that engage audiences on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok and YouTube –using in-platform tools and features to render the text and graphics more authentic to the audiences we are trying to reach. The ideal candidate has an instinct for the most shareable nugget (quote, moment etc.) from larger news events, which can be broken out as a separate asset; and the ability to produce that story in either text or video form, as the situation dictates.

A strong candidate will be proficient in the standard methodologies Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok and YouTube, as proven by their active social media profiles. They will write share language for captions and titles that is simultaneously concise and shareable, yet fully in context and in line with the CBS News brand. The Producer will have experience covering breaking news, and will need to be adaptable when news breaks. The ability and willingness to work newsroom hours, which will include nights, weekends and holidays, is necessary.

This is a full-time, in-office position, as the social media producer should be in the newsroom and available to film with talent five days a week.

Candidate qualifications:
• 2 to 4 years of social media or newsroom experience
• Deep familiarity with social media platforms, audiences, standard processes and analytics
• Proficiency in the world of politics, with the capability to write about politics in a strong, yet unbiased way
• Strong writing skills with established portfolio of published work
• Ability to work well with a team under tight deadlines
• Ability to multitask
• Expertise in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, or similar editing software
• Degree or equivalent experience in journalism, communications or related


Hiring Salary Range: $65,000.00 - 80,000.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8j6vk-34-239-170-244-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $65,000 to $80,000 Per Year ($ USD)