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ViacomCBS Producer in New York, New York

REF#: 37036

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

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:

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Copy edits scripts for grammar, syntax and substance (including fact checking);

  • Writes teases, headlines, segments/readers features and news packages for daily show(s);

  • Writes banners, and quotes during breaking news and live events;

  • Supervises writing and graphics development;

  • Provides guidance and mentor Segment Producers, Associate Producers, Digital Associates and other junior team members on writing tone, substance and style;

  • Works with Management and Line Producers on standards and the editorial direction of language for the anchors, correspondents and on screen graphics;

  • Pitches and executes special, feature and recurring segments;

  • Writes intros, readers and top of show as needed;

  • Ensures fixes are made before the next segment airing; and,

  • Works with Associate Producers and Digital Associates on their writing and producing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • Minimum 3+ years working as a show producer.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Fundamental background in journalism and media, including strong news judgment & critical thinking skills

  • Impeccable grammar and spelling

  • A passion for news both domestic and international news.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to train and advise associate producers, production assistants and junior staff in writing and editing broadcast copy.

  • Command of AP style and broadcast writing.

  • Detail oriented with ability to work and write calmly and efficiently in high stress, intense deadline, live TV environment

  • Must pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test.

  • Be able to multi-task and manage multiple assignments for regular programming as well as rolling breaking news coverage.

  • Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network

  • You must be a team player with, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task

You might also have -

  • Knowledge of ENPS and INews preferred

  • Strong understanding of digital and social media

  • Knowledge and a passion for the future of digital media

  • Line producer experience

  • This is a position covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WGA-E

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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