Job Information

ViacomCBS Supervising Producer in Chicago, Illinois

REF#: 36832

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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.).



Conceive and execute daily news programs. Looking for energetic, aggressive, visual show producer/writer to bring creative, fresh ideas to a newscast.


  • Must have solid news judgment and ability to support overall quality of the newscast with keen eye for detail, including spelling, fact checking, balance and fairness.

  • Must be able to write and produce creative and factual news content that is compliant with news strategies. Strong tease and copy writing skills. Ability to order graphics.

  • Must be knowledgeable in social media and networking; support station’s social digital media strategy.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere

  • Must be able to manage live on air and in control room decision making. Knowledge of control room automation preferred.

  • Must ensure daily show production deadlines are met

  • Proficient desktop editing skills required. Screen and edit from both linear and non-linear services to select relevant and engaging pictures and sound.

  • Ability to shoot and edit digital media

  • Must be willing to work hours as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proven successful track record and innovative

  • Ability to write and edit broadcast copy and promotions

  • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure



  • Three years’ experience as a newscast line producer, preferably in a top 20 market;

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.

  • Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable

FUNCTION: Production

EEO Statement:

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

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