ViacomCBS Producer/Newswriter in New York, New York
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
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.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled