Part Time Job

Associate News Producer

CBS Interactive

New York, NY 07-21-2020
  • Paid
  • Part Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

DESCRIPTION:

Your Day-to-Day:
• Exercise editorial judgment in selection of content
• Write copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for feature and news packages
• Research and write questions for anchors for guest segments
• Write banners and quotes during breaking news
• Work with editors to turn around pre-taped segments
• Write and customize copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for feature and news packages
• Pitch & execute special, feature & recurring segments
• Support the development and production of digital media exclusive programming, writing and producing assigned features and cover stories
• Edit shows in accordance with our rights clearances
• Support special shows and projects as needed
• Production of our multimedia content for distribution to all digital platforms including mobile.
• Produces live and recorded segments including, but not limited to:
• Writing scripts and questions
• Designing and writing copy for graphics (including banners and full screens)
• Pulling specific video and soundbites
• Directing control room team during segments
• Coordinating with correspondents, guests, and anchors to inform them on segment subject matter
• Monitors live events and produces copy during breaking news;
• Gathers elements during breaking news;
• Pitches and executes stories
• Produces sponsored segments, including coordinating with sales and originals teams on deliverables
• 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
• May also perform the responsibilities of Digital Associates.
• Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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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.
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