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ViacomCBS Web Producer (Full-Time) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

REF#: 36898

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

ABOUT US:

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.).

DESCRIPTION:

  • Aggressively manage and publish updated news stories, video segments and photo slideshows, concentrating on developing stories and breaking news.

  • Stay on top of industry trends to innovate and grow audiences on WCCO's various platforms.

  • Monitor daily news continuously, using wires and other news sources to write content for WCCO.com.

  • Generate story ideas and digital elements that complement and enhance news on WCCO-TV.

  • Track web traffic and monitor social analytics for research and content purposes.

  • Manage school closing and weather alert systems on the Internet and on the air, along with the WCCO app’s push alert system.

  • Contribute to CBSN Minnesota, WCCO’s live streaming network, with responsibilities including but not limited to: overseeing content, building show rundowns and segments, coding/stacking video content, and other duties as assigned.

  • Engage and share WCCO’s messages in the social media space, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or other related field.

  • Experience working on a media website or within a media organization.

  • Candidate must be results-oriented, innovative and must demonstrate leadership and teamwork.

  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills and be well-versed in AP Style.

Preferred:

  • Basic understanding of HTML and other computer programming languages preferred.

  • Understanding of SEO practices.

  • Experience with non-linear editing platforms (Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, Stratus) preferred.

  • History of working in a fast-paced media environment.

  • Familiar with social media best practices.

  • Experience creating and building broadcast rundowns; familiarity with iNews.

EEO Statement:

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

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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