CBS Corporation Producer in San Francisco, California

Producer

REF#: 28301

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

ABOUT US:

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.).

DESCRIPTION:

Seeking an experienced producer who is prepared to set the news agenda for the Bay Area.

The ideal candidate will bring fresh ideas and approaches to presenting complex stories to a diverse audience.

Produce 60-90 minute newscasts.

Responsible for story selection and editorial content.

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

Oversee editing, script writing and creation of news graphics.

Lead and work with assignment editors, reporters, writers and sports producers while making editorial and content decisions in accordance with department guidelines and standards.

Effectively communicate with field reporters, tape editors and talent.

Write news stories and all newscast teases: in a straightforward, active voice, conversational style, with proper grammar and spelling.

Monitor wires and feed sources for updated information.

Respond aggressively to breaking news.

Use all production elements accurately, consistently and creatively.

Exercise sound news judgment.

Make quick decisions, and clearly communicate in the control room.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

At least 3 years experience line producing with a proven track record.

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

The demonstrated ability to attract and hold viewers with compelling teases.

Must posses excellent writing and production skills.

Adept at responding to breaking news, both strategically and in the control room.

Eagerness to incorporate new media strategies and technologies.

Desire and ability to innovate

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.

Preferred:

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled