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CBS Corporation PRODUCER in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PRODUCER

REF#: 34689

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA

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:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Producing newscasts as assigned; writing for other newscasts as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Ability to multi-task and manage a show under pressure in and out of the control room, providing leadership and effectively communicating with all newscast team members

  • Ability to meet 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

  • Ability to use and manage 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 team player with great people skills who can take direction from managers and execute the station’s mission for a newscast

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

For consideration, please apply via our website www.kdka.com.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

KDKA-TV/WPCW-TV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Consistent with our equal opportunity program, we request that you advise us of any candidate, including disabled persons, minorities or women, you believe may be qualified for this position and advise interested parties to apply as indicated.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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