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ViacomCBS Producer/Newswriter in New York, New York

REF#: 36283

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.).


CBS 2 / WLNY-TV is seeking a strong newscast producer with major market experience and proven leadership skills. The ideal candidate will thrive on breaking news; has a strong understanding of social media and how to drive content to and from various social media platforms; has high journalistic standards and will bring fresh, innovative ideas to a vibrant newsroom. Ultimately, we are looking for a creative producer who understands how to present complex stories, use social platforms to drive viewership to our broadcasts and serve a diverse audience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Produce 30 or 60 minute newscasts

  • Responsible for story selection and editorial content of stories, requires an eye for stories that can be used in newscasts that have both a relevance to the viewer as well as an appeal to a larger social media audience

  • Time programs and segments with a good sense of pacing, energy and urgency

  • Must have the ability, understanding and forethought to use social media as a promotional platform to drive viewers to watch our news programs

  • Continuously gathering, evaluating, writing and assembling stories into newscast form in order to provide complete, accurate and compelling newscasts

  • Working with anchors, executive producers, reporters and editors in refining, graphically enhancing and adding production value to stories to produce the best possible newscast

  • Ability to update and create news posts for our social media pages keeping on top of trending news

  • Write newscast teases

  • Constantly monitor wires and feed sources for updated information

  • Respond aggressively to breaking news, and also updating our social media pages with video and written content to help drive viewership to our on-air produced newscasts

  • Position includes news writing. Must be able to create compelling, succinct and clear news stories from raw material such as unedited video, reporter notes, telephone conversations and desk notes

  • Must be able to work overnights, weekends and holidays when necessary



Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of producing experience in a major market and at least 2 years of television news writing in a major market. Individual must be an excellent journalist, writer and leader willing to express and support his/her editorial ideas at editorial meetings. Must be a bold thinker. Must have control room experience with live breaking news coverage. Must also have experience writing news stories for broadcast.


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