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ViacomCBS CBSN-DFW- Digital News Video MMJ/Producer in Ft. Worth, Texas

REF#: 36118

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.).


KTVT/CBSN-DFW is seeking a full-time Digital News Video MMJ/Producer.

The Digital MMJ/Producer will be part of the cutting edge CBSN Local Dallas Fort Worth team - based in Fort Worth - that will quickly create custom video news packages for use on CBSN Local. Candidate should be able to handle anchoring breaking news solo or with other on air talent.

The ideal candidate is a creative multi-platform thinker with a solution-oriented approach who can successfully navigate challenges in an ever-changing landscape.

CBSN Dallas Fort Worth is looking for a strong anchor with a passion for story-telling. Candidate duties include:

  • Produce news packages, write teases and create graphics for use in building online video segments.

  • Contribute story ideas and actively participate in coverage decisions.

  • Shoot and edit video.

  • Work with News & Digital Team to develop and deliver original ideas for stories that can lead to successful video packages.

  • Ensure an accurate and ethical presentation of the news.

  • Perform live shots as assigned.

  • Regularly contribute to social media; may manage social media presence for specific feeds and suggest content for various markets around the country.

  • Make timely and effective decisions to meet all news production deadlines.

  • Attend and contribute to digital editorial meetings and conference calls.

IMPORTANT - . This is a hands-on position working directly on CBSN-DFW’s local live streaming network as a member of a nimble team of Producers and Associate Producers that reports to - and coordinates with - the CBSN Dallas Fort Worth Digital Executive Producer.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and solutions-oriented. Candidate will have the skills to excel in a fast-paced multi-platform media environment. The ideal candidate has a strong social media background, is adept at handling breaking news and performs well under deadline pressures. Must have a clear vision of how to build engaging content in the digital space. This includes story development, script approvals, graphics, animations, pre-productions from inception to completion.


This position requires a person with a clear understanding of journalism process and ethics and one who will take part in editorial meetings. Candidate must possess excellent writing and proofing skills, knowledge of online trends and social media platforms.

Candidate should have advanced non-linear editing experience.

Candidate should be familiar with different writing techniques for both the spoken and written word and have the ability to quickly construct a cogent story from the facts available including from CBS, wire reports as well as tweets and releases from verified news sources like CBS Newspath and the Associated Press. Candidate should have a strong social media background.


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