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Field Producer/Videographer

32342

Nashville, TN, US, 37201

Production
Nashville
Full-Time

CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. 

In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy's Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. 

CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match, all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions, and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.

 

Overview & Responsibilities:

CBS Sports Digital, a division of CBS Interactive, covers the full spectrum of sports, from preps to pros, and provides premium content across all digital screens. With a focus on serving fans live coverage every day, CBS Sports Digital offers exclusive access to the biggest sports events, live and on-demand video, in-depth analysis, breaking news, scores and statistics, and a wide range of fantasy games and advice. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices, CBS Sports HQ, 247Sports, MaxPreps, CBS Sports fantasy games, SportsLine, and SportsLive. CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the world's largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 internet company.

CBS Sports HQ is CBS' 24-hour streaming sports news network offering news, highlights and analysis, easily accessible for free on connected devices. The digital network is a collaboration between CBS Sports and CBS Interactive and allows sports fans to watch full-day, live, anchored coverage featuring game breakdowns and the day's top sports storylines. CBS Sports HQ is currently available on CBSSports.com; the CBS Sports app for key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku; the CBS Sports mobile app for iOS and Android; CBSN; and the CBS All Access subscription service. To watch CBS Sports HQ, visit www.cbssports.com/live/.

We are looking for a dynamic field production professional. The majority of coverage will involve live college events, and some pro sports. A strong command of college sports knowledge is required to execute, coordinate and produce in high-paced environments. Our Field Producers are asked to work independently for news gathering and for larger group projects, being able to work directly with full crews. The successful candidate will coordinate field productions as well as perform the duties of professional videographer responsible for camera operation, setting up lighting, audio equipment and transmission. A successful candidate will be able to work with events staff as well as direct camera and lighting crews during production events. Additional responsibilities include setting up interviews, gathering video, story elements, SOT and being proactive in challenging situations. The Field Producer is the main liaison between the crew(s) in the field and the newsroom.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate and carry out the technical requirements for remote and in-house video and podcast productions for CBS Sports Digital. These include but are not limited to live event productions with all 247Sports digital platforms including location site surveys, determining operational and technical requirements, arranging for equipment shipping and delivery from vendors and overall planning of live hits and events.
  • Produce production documents as reference guides for live field productions
  • Work with the Assignment Desk and Producers to schedule, book and plan remote segments and content.
  • Work with Technical Staff to determine best transmission paths and live feed windows.
  • Production responsibilities will sometimes include conducting interviews, logging video, and arranging feed windows.
  • Manage venue specifications: contacting venue staff to ensure that power requirements, room dimensions, etc. are appropriate for successful completion of the event; troubleshooting any issues that might arise by working directly with venue and production staff to resolve issues.
  • Communicate regularly with the Assignment Desk Director and producers to provide project updates.
  • Manage live events and ensure all appropriate timelines are met for event production.
  • Develop relationships and maintain cooperative work relationships with internal and external resources including but not limited to the College team athletic departments.
  • Coordinate technical aspects live on location remotes. Arranging location logistics with college representatives, coordinating data requirements and arranging transmission paths. Also will communicate with control room personnel on the mode of transmission and all technical details.

Basic Qualifications:

  • This position is based in Nashville TN and requires frequent domestic travel to cover breaking news, sporting events both live and recorded -- often at the last minute for extended periods of time.
  • This position will require a flexible work schedule with long days often required to complete the task.
  • Bachelor's Degree or related field work experience is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a professional sports or news photojournalist in a medium to large Television market or closely related field is a must.
  • Operational and planning experience working on live remotes is a major plus.
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills, including voice and email communication.
  • Must work well with others in sometimes very fast paced and in sometimes stressful situations.
  • Will have the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must operate with the defined goals of the Remote Operations department.
  • Maintain a good communication flow with peers and management.
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, with excellent follow-up skills.

 

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Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

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Nearest Major Market: Nashville