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ViacomCBS Freelance Associate Digital Line Producer in Boston, Massachusetts

REF#: 35145

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


  • WBZ is hiring a dynamic journalist with the ability to multi-task and contribute to multi-platforms. The next freelance Associate Digital Line Producer will spend time working on Boston’s local live streaming network and also the newsroom assignment desk. The ability to adjust and evolve is critical for this position. The right candidate will bring a combination of news instincts and ability to learn newsroom systems. Must be available for early mornings, nights, overnights, weekends, holidays; this is a 24-hour streaming service.

Responsibilities include:

Assisting with timing in a control room environment.Helping to code/stack rundown content at the direction of the show producers with regard to video, graphics, scripts and other elements.Anticipate the needs of the Digital Line Producer and the show with regard to video, graphics, scripts and other elements while also taking direction from senior producers.Listening to scanners and responding to breaking news.Assign field crews and monitor them throughout the day.Gather elements for news stories from various digital platforms. Helping to coordinate with the senior and line producers during live news programs.Assist with building show rundowns.



  • Recent college grad with 1+ years of experience preferred in helping to create and build show rundowns in cable, broadcast or digital environment.

  • Ability to work under extremely tight deadlines to write headlines and edit video for live digital broadcast.

  • Thorough knowledge of social media and the competitive digital news environment.

  • Familiarity with Avid editing systems and ENPS and iNews.

  • Understanding of SEO.


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