Full Time Job

Producer, Wcbs

CBS Television Stations

New York, NY 07-28-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WCBS-TV, the #1 station in the Paramount (formerly ViacomCBS) portfolio of local stations, is looking for a standout newscast producer whose ambitions reach beyond the control room. This producer must be driven, collaborative and have impeccable news judgment and ethics.

Responsibilities include creating a visually compelling, balanced newscast that is well-paced. The successful candidate will have a proven track record as a newsroom leader.

Core Responsibilities
• Create an engaging newscast that feels comprehensive while simultaneously creating moments for news anchors to show command of the information.
• Write conversational, balanced copy that provides the appropriate depth and context
• React quickly to breaking news and weather
• Actively participate in editorial meetings and pitch stories regularly
• Stay organized while managing time, people and other resources
• Foster teamwork and collaboration through strong communication skills
• Work well under deadline pressure
• Exhibit confidence in the control room
• Incorporate digital elements into newscasts in a meaningful way

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5 years of experience producing newscasts in a medium to large market
• Degree in journalism or related field preferred
• Must exhibit deep understanding of journalistic principals and ethics
• Must be a team player who brings a positive attitude
• Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
• Desktop editing experience preferred
• Must be willing to work flexible hours, including overnights and weekends.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjw7x2-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.