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CBS Corporation Senior Content Producer in New York, New York

Senior Content Producer

REF#: 35259


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.


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Brand Overview:

CBSN is a dynamic, 24/7 streaming news network. It is available live and on demand via the free CBS News app, on OTT, desktop and mobile. CBSN is always on and represents the future of news.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Program hourly editorial news content, show flow and stacking elements in the rundown.

  • Assign and run a team of highly focused writers, associate producers and digital associates to create original content as well as edit and repurpose content from broadcast and other content partners.

  • Work closely with Executive Producer & Supervising Producer in a fast-paced, high pressure environment and handle breaking news for a 24 hour digital news channel

  • Lines and editorially stacks the live show in the newsroom

  • Reads in on news of day and relevant events of day

  • Distributes assignments to team of Producers and Digital Associates

  • Coordinates with Senior Producer, Managing Editor, and Senior Executive Producer to manage news of day demands

  • Writes teases, headlines opening package, and readers for live programming

  • Generates story ideas for future coverage

  • Executes live show in control room

  • Assigns and records swap content for automated software wheel

  • Stakes out and takes newsworthy live events in control room

  • Communicates with anchor and control room team to navigate through day’s needs

  • Mentors junior writers

  • Follows and works with sales to implement proper ad loads in rundowns

  • May also perform the responsibilities of Content Producers, Producers, Associate Producers, Associate Video Producers; and Digital Associates.

  • Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3-5 years experience writing copy for network, cable and/or local TV news in a major market

  • Solid background in journalism and TV, including strong news judgment & critical thinking skills

  • Impeccable grammar and spelling

  • Experience in writing daily news and feature taped packages

  • A passion for news

  • Strong communication skills and ability to train and advise associate producers, production assistants and junior staff in writing and editing broadcast copy.

  • Superior news judgment

  • Command of AP style and broadcast writing.

  • Must be very detail oriented with ability to work and write calmly and efficiently in high stress, intense deadline, live TV environment

  • Must pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test.

  • Be able to multi-task and manage multiple assignments for regular programming as well as rolling breaking news coverage.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a producer for cable, broadcast or digital programming

  • Deep understanding for editorial content, including control room experience, strong writing and copyediting skills.

  • ENPS knowledge a must.

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, deal with intense deadline pressure and continually react to breaking news with smart programming and creative storytelling.

  • Understanding of digital newsgathering and experience with social media platforms.

  • Able to write and cut a network-level tape package.

  • Able to shoot video, interviews and basic editing skills—preferably AVID.

  • Must be able to work collaboratively with Senior Producers and across platforms with content partners.

  • Must be knowledgeable about social media and the competitive digital news environment

  • Strong communication, assignment and delegation skills.

  • Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network

  • You must be a team player with, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task

You might also have -

  • Line producing experience

  • A deep understanding of political news

  • Strong understanding of digital and social media

  • Knowledge and a passion for the future of digital media


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