CBS Corporation Producer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Producer

REF#: 29681

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:

Position Purpose: Execute KDKA/WPCW’s mission for a particular newscast.

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

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled