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ViacomCBS Associate Content Producer - ET Digital in Burbank, California

REF#: 36593

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

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JOB LOCATION: Burbank, CA

ABOUT US:

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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DESCRIPTION:

Division Overview:

We are the digital counterpart to the iconic syndicated TV show Entertainment Tonight. ET Digital produces content for both ET Live, our 24/7 pop culture and entertainment news streaming network, and ETonline, a top three entertainment news network and the No. 1 producer of entertainment video online for more than 2 years straight, according to comScore.

Role Details:

We’re looking for a highly skilled candidate with production skills, strong news judgment and an unmistakable sense of urgency to fill the role of Associate Producer for ET Digital. This position is vital in supporting our producing team on a variety of projects.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Pitch stories, pull assets and run prompter for various production needs.

  • Review, log and transcribe incoming footage from original shoots and work with our Producers in selecting breakout moments to be turned into video packages.

  • Write news video or segment scripts, as needed, under senior supervision.

  • Order graphics and pull video/image assets for edits.

  • Work with video editors to ensure finished product reflects scripts, is legally and creatively approved and consistent with all style and brand guidelines.

  • Assist producers on field and studio shoots, as needed.

  • Work within SEO guidelines to write well-crafted titles and descriptions.

  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • At least 1 year working in digital video.

  • A journalism background in a digital newsroom.

  • Ability to work flexible hours, as coverage needs dictate.

  • Proficiency with iNews/Media Central or other news rundown system.

  • Creative vision, strong writing ability and clear, concise thinking.

  • An unironic love of pop culture and competitive nature that thrives in an environment that requires both speed and accuracy.

  • Comfort with receiving feedback on both line edits and overall structural changes to the story.

  • The ability to multitask.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

You might also have -

  • An undeniable appetite and enthusiasm for working in an environment that can be different every day—and an unmistakable sense of urgency and ambition.

  • A keen awareness of a digital media landscape that is constantly evolving and adapting as technology changes and audiences shift their attention and how that will affect our brand.

  • A passion for celebrity culture and news.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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