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ViacomCBS Associate Producer (Full-time) in San Francisco, California

REF#: 35194

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


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.).


Associate Producer will write and edit stories, pitch story ideas, produce segments, write teases, and booth segments. Serve as the fill-in producer as needed for broadcast and streaming newscasts. Assist line producers with the production of newscasts. Responsible for producing shows and segments with a sense of urgency, energy and pacing. Respond aggressively to breaking news. Make editorial and content decisions in accordance with department guidelines and standards. Write news stories and teases in a straightforward, active voice, conversational style, with proper grammar and spelling. Effectively coordinate with field crews and editors. Create news graphics. Edit video to station standards making proper use of shot sequences. Monitor news wires, social media, and feed sources for updated information. Exercise sound news judgment. Clearly communicate both in newsroom and production control room.


  • At least 2 years line producing with a proven track record.

  • The personal and professional maturity to direct and manage a staff of experienced reporters, writers and editors.

  • Excellent writing and production skills.

  • Adept at responding to breaking news

  • Eagerness to incorporate new media strategies and technologies.

  • Desktop editing required.

  • Related College degree and/or equivalent preferred.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time and operate keyboard.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled