CBS Corporation Booking Producer, Face the Nation in Washington, District Of Columbia
Booking Producer, Face the Nation
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS News
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
Seeking a smart, creative, and enthusiastic Booking Producer with strong editorial and booking skills. This Booking Producer books guests for live or tape Face the Nation segments, on a wide variety of topics including domestic and foreign breaking news, features, but primarily focused on Washington-based and national politics and policy. Candidates must have strong editorial skills, as well as highly developed relationship-building skills. The ideal candidate is able to take initiative by making calls and can demonstrate proof of performance on past news stories. This position requires high energy and persistence, as well as an understanding of Sunday public affairs program structure, booking and editorial needs. Strong knowledge and understanding of Congress, the Administration, campaign politics and issues required.
5+ years producing experience in a professional newsroom, preferably Washington based.
Must have solid news judgment and experience chasing breaking news.
Mastery of the broadcast newsgathering process is preferred, basic knowledge is required.
Must be able to juggle and prioritize multiple booking and futures projects with different deadlines: short, medium, and long-term.
Must have the ability to manage ongoing relationships with external contributors, news outlets and other stakeholders.
Must be a team player with a positive attitude.
Experience supporting newsgathering teams in the field using solid news judgment and leadership skills is a plus.
Thrives in high-pressure and time-critical situations.
Passion for news, journalism, and politics is required.
Must be willing and able to work as needed nights/weekends as booking/news warrants.
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