CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA
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.).
Position Purpose: Execute KDKA/WPCW’s mission of producing well-paced and informative newscasts
Primary Responsibilities: Producing assigned newscasts; writing for other newscasts as assigned
§ Ability to multi-task and manage a show under pressure in and out of the control room, providing leadership and effectively communicating with the newscast team
§ Ability to manage deadlines
§ Excellent broadcast writing skills, including teases
§ Ability to understand news stories, how they impact viewers and how to best communicate that in words and visuals
§ A proven history of using and managing multiple resources to produce a compelling show including: video, sound, graphics, multiple studio standup locations including "Storyteller" or similar technology, multiple live reporters via KU, ENG, IP transmission and helicopter
§ We’re looking for a creative producer, not just a show stacker; a teammate with great people skills who can take direction from managers and execute the station’s mission for a newscast
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
§ College Degree required
§ At least two years’ experience producing a commercial TV newscast required
§ Familiarity with non-linear editing and playback systems preferred
§ Familiarity with social media and how to use it to generate and promote stories a plus
§ Experience managing reporters using emerging forms of live transmission (i.e. LiveU, Dejero, Skype, Facetime, etc.) in addition to traditional ENG and KU modes a plus
§ Must be able to work all shifts
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