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Associate Producer

New York, NY

CBS Interactive

Digital

Starts Jul 19

Full Time

  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location or willing to work as a local.

CBS News is seeking an Associate Producer to help maintain CBSN’s news event and coverage calendar.

Our ideal candidate has a demonstrated ability to coordinate with Managers and show teams on planning future coverage, and collaborate with departments across CBSN, CBS Digital, the CBS News broadcast team and other Viacom properties. A hardworking journalist you are equally interested in national and international news, and thrive on organization and the details. You enjoy working in a fast-paced news environment, writing pitches, researching segments and pre-producing special coverage. If this sounds like you come join us!

Responsibilities:

Maintain CBSN’s news event and coverage calendar
Communicate coverage plans across CBSN and CBS Digital
Work closely with senior staff to produce editorial content
Coordinate with assignment desk, booking, show teams and graphics on the planning of day-to-day and major news events
Recognize and pitch stories with high potential for compelling and comprehensive storytelling
Collaborate with digital reporters to develop segments based on their reporting
Develop in-show promotion strategies including graphical elements
Execute assignments including research, writing questions for anchors for guest segments , and exercising editorial judgment in selection of elements for segments
Write copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for feature and news packages
Work with editors to turn around pre-taped segments
Pitch and execute special and feature segments
Edit VO/VOSOTs
Support special shows and projects as needed
Order graphics and write banners for assigned stories and segments
Coordinate video, graphics and soundbites with control room team during segments; pull specific video and soundbites
Communicates with anchors and correspondents on segments; produce sponsored segments when needed
Write headlines and captions for segments to be posted online
Work with Digital Line Producers and editors to clean up and update segments after they air
Work closely with senior staff to produce editorial content
Coordinate with assignment desk, booking, show teams and graphics on the planning of day-to-day and major news events
Recognize and pitch stories with high potential for compelling and comprehensive storytelling
Develop in-show promotion strategies including graphical elements
Gather elements during breaking news as needed
Work with editors to turn around pre taped segments
Pitch and execute special and feature segments
This is a position covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WGA-E.

Qualifications:
3+ years work experience in broadcast and digital - ideally with some segment producing experience
Hands on newsroom experience gathering elements during breaking news
Basic knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture, and control room operations
Ability to research and write questions for anchors for guest segments, exercising editorial judgment in selection of elements for segments
Ability to pitch and execute special and feature segments
Coordinate video, graphics and soundbites with control room team during segments
Abilty to communicate with anchors and correspondents on segments; produce sponsored segment as needed
Experience writing headlines and captions for segments to be posted online
Work with Digital Line Producers and editors to clean up and update segments after they air
Command of AP style and broadcast writing.
Familiarity and working knowledge of digital video production-related techniques and online content management
Sophisticated knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture.
Availability to work early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network
You might also have -

Knowledge about social media and the competitive digital news environment
Familiarity with ENPS
Basic video editing skills
Experience shooting video is a plus.

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