Full Time Job

Sr Producer, Community & Diversity

CBS Television Stations

New York, NY 06-06-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Sr Producer, Community & Diversity (Multiple Locations)

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major US markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation's #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations' top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News' streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.

CBS Television Stations is seeking an innovative content creator and project leader to maximize the community storytelling happening locally at our stations, resulting in multiplatform special reports and content projects distributed nationally! The Community & Diversity Senior Producer will help lead and create content projects by collaborating with the ''EPIC'' at each of our stations; the Executive Producers Impacting Communities focus on areas where we can affect change in the communities we serve, building relationships and sourcing original stories at the neighborhood-level. Their goal is to identify critical local issues and neighborhood triumphs, and use storytelling to encourage compassion, mobilize communities, and spark action and conversations. This Senior Producer will collaborate with our EPICs, finding opportunities to highlight and connect those community stories from across the country. This position is under the CBS Innovation Lab, which experiments with next-generation storytelling, and tests new products, workflows and production models for the future. The unit will collaborate with the group's news and special projects teams, while also collaborating across CBS News and Stations platforms.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Ideate, research and create timely and topical community and social issue stories with high value to a broad audience. Produce segments and projects with dependable frequency and impact for the newscasts, specials, streams, websites and apps of CBS News and Stations.
• Lead collaboration of EPICs and others across station group
• Generate creative, innovative ideas about storytelling, content differentiation and audience engagement that enhances the mission of the CTS Innovation Lab.
• Urgently develop and execute angles to elevate breaking news and major story coverage.
• Efficiently increase newsgathering and investigative tactics to acquire information and story elements, such as developing relationships, encouraging sources, and strategically landing interviews, and may include navigating open records laws, collecting data and using computer-assisted reporting techniques.
• Understand, interpret and simplify complicated information, and then communicate the points and themes to team members in a clear, concise way.
• Communicate frequently and optimally with respect and candor, and maintain highly collaborative, productive working environments and relationships with management and news personnel. Represent company expertly at all times in interactions.
• Work closely with management, journalists and standards/legal counsel in creating accurate, complete, balanced, well-documented stories.
• Demonstrate full engagement with content marketing efforts on all platforms.
• Must be willing to work an unpredictable and adaptable schedule as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
• 10+ years' experience as reporter, producer or similar role in a medium to large TV market, including work on content related to community, diversity and social issues
• Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills required.
• Videography and video editing skills preferred.
• Track record of innovative, strategic content that contributes to brand definition and audience growth.
• Journalism degree or similar is preferred.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn94p5-44-192-65-228-42 in your application.

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