Full Time Job

Sr. Producer, Content & Programming

CBS News

New York, NY 05-07-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Work closely with the Executive Producer, Anchor, Senior Broadcast Producer, Bureau Chiefs, Senior Producers, Producers and Correspondents to support the strategic vision of CBS Evening News! This person comes into every single day with an eagerness to find compelling ways to tell and evolve stories with excellence and plays an active role in the editorial process by leading and preparing plans that are comprehensive and represent the depth, breadth and diversity of our global news organization.

This role will play a key role in supporting multiplatform content and is a key contributor who demonstrates the ability to produce eye-catching and informational journalism in live and tape formats. This requires you to be editorially rigorous, collaborative, and possess a track record of thriving in a fast paced newsroom while keeping calm during high-stress situations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Spearhead the expansion of the program's presence on multiple platforms including broadcast, streaming, and digital.
• Help drive the daily editorial direction and programming of the show by regularly working with the news desk, correspondents, and producers in the field and at CBS News bureaus worldwide in conjunction with the senior staff.
• Lead a team of producers, associate producers, bookers, broadcast associates, editors, and graphics artists.
• Find opportunities to extend the CBS Evening News brand and content to go deeper into stories and key issues in a multiplatform environment.
• Keep tabs on trending, talkable, and topical stories and find ways to incorporate them into our coverage.
• Develop new and maintain existing franchise opportunities, like MoneyWatch and Healthwatch, and incorporate into our daily programming.
• Collaborate with other CBS News shows and beats to use, repurpose, and repackage content in compelling ways.
• Innovate new presentation methods and tactics to keep the show fresh and relevant in an evolving media landscape.
• Supervise live and tape segment production from pitch to execution.
• Plan future segments that are topical, interesting, and engaging.
• Contribute to broadcast strategy sessions and implement appropriate follow-up.

• 8+ years of experience as a senior television news producer, supervising producer or senior producer at a major broadcast network, cable news network or digital news company.
• Extensive control room and rundown management experience for a live broadcast.
• Successful management track record.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in journalism or a related field of study is preferred.
• Ability to recognize news stories that have a high potential of becoming compelling television or streaming pieces and segments.
• Deep knowledge of current events, politics, national and international news
• Excellent understanding of broadcast, digital, and social production.
• Deep familiarity with existing and emerging social media platforms.
• Experience making editorial decisions and prioritizing resources to cover key stories, under deadlines while coordinating all aspects of production.
• Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
• Experience writing and editing package and producing live segments for broadcast television.
• Outstanding organizational, time-management and planning skills.
• Proven track record of remaining cool and thinking quickly while under pressure.
• Willingness to travel, often with little notice, for breaking news or to establish remote broadcasts.

Note: This role can be based in Washington, DC or New York, NY and the work model is designated as Onsite.


Hiring Salary Range: $230,000.00 - 275,000.00.

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-re0k28-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $230,000 to $275,000 Per Year ($ USD)