Full Time Job

Associate Producer

CBS Interactive

New York, NY 08-27-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description


Your Day-to-Day:
• On hand in the newsroom to gather elements during breaking news
• Commands basic knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
• Has basic knowledge of control room
• Capable of taking direction in high pressure situations
• Receives assignment and guidance from Executive Producer or Line Producer to research and write questions for anchors for guest segments and exercises editorial judgment in selection of elements for segments
• Writes copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for feature and news packages
• Works with editors to turn around pre-taped segments
• Pitches and executes special and feature segments
• Edits VO/VOSOTs at the direction of the Executive Producer or Line Producer
• Supports special shows and projects as needed
• Orders graphics and writes banners for assigned stories and segments
• Pulls specific video and soundbites
• Coordinates video, graphics and soundbites with control room team during segments
• Communicates with anchors and correspondents on segments
• Pitches stories
• May produce sponsored segments
• Writes headlines and captions for segments to be posted online
• Works with Digital Line Producers and editors to clean up and update segments after they air


What you bring to the team:

You have -
• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum 5 years working in broadcast journalism
• 3+ years experience writing copy for network, cable and/or local TV news in a major market
• Solid background in journalism and TV, including strong news judgment & critical thinking skills
• Impeccable grammar and spelling
• Experience in writing daily news and feature taped packages
• A passion for news
• Strong communication skills and ability to train and advise associate producers, production assistants and junior staff in writing and editing broadcast copy.
• Superior news judgment
• Command of AP style and broadcast writing.
• Must be very detail oriented with ability to work and write calmly and efficiently in high stress, intense deadline, live TV environment
• Must pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test
• Be able to multi-task and manage multiple assignments for regular programming as well as rolling breaking news coverage
• Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network
• You must be a team player with, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task

You might also have -
• Knowledge of ENPS preferred
• Line producing experience
• A deep understanding of political news
• Strong understanding of digital and social media
• Knowledge and a passion for the future of digital media
• This is a position covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WGA-E

Company Profile
CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of ViacomCBS as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.