Full Time Job

WGA Producer- National Stream Newscast

CBS News

San Francisco, CA 05-15-2024
Apply @ Employer
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Seeking an experienced WGA Producer who is prepared to set the agenda for a new national newscast that will be the backbone of the CBS stream's 24/7 promise, offering breaking news from around the world, best-in-class storytelling, on-the-ground reporting and a behind-the-scenes look at how coverage comes together. State-of-the-art AR/VR technology will add to the experience, providing context, clarity and accuracy.

This position is based at CBS News Bureau in San Francisco.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Produce 60-minute newscasts.
• Responsible for story selection and editorial content.
• Time programs and segments with a good sense of pacing, energy and urgency.
• Oversee editing, script writing and creation of news graphics.
• Lead and work with national assignment editors, reporters, writers and producers while making editorial and content decisions in accordance with department guidelines and standards.
• Effectively communicate with field reporters, tape editors and talent.
• Write news stories and all newscast teases: in a straightforward, active voice, conversational style, with proper grammar and spelling.
• Monitor wires and feed sources for updated information.
• Respond aggressively to breaking news.
• Use all production elements accurately, consistently and creatively.
• Exercise sound news judgment.
• Make quick decisions, and clearly communicate in the control room.

Basic Qualifications:
• At least 5 years experience line producing with a proven track record.
• Related College degree and/or equivalent preferred.
• Desktop editing required.

Additional Qualifications:
• The personal and professional maturity to direct and manage a staff of experienced reporters, writers and editors.
• The demonstrated ability to attract and hold viewers with compelling teases.
• Excellent writing and production skills.
• Adept at responding to breaking news, both strategically and in the control room.
• Eagerness to incorporate new media strategies and technologies.
• Desire and ability to innovate.

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time and operate keyboard.
* A detailed physical description is on file.

This position will be covered under the WGAE streaming agreement.


Hiring Salary Range: $88,000.00 - 95,000.00.

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-g68qw8-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $88,000 to $95,000 Per Year ($ USD)