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Associate Producer

17071

New York, NY, US, 10019

Production
New York
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.

 

CBS Newspath is seeking a hard-working, creative, and organized Content Associate Producer! This AP will work directly with the Content Producer to help coordinate news gathering for CBS affiliates and clients, and will fill in for them when necessary.

 

The Content AP should have a strong understanding of using social media for newsgathering, proper procedures for clearing user-generated content, and CBS News Standards. They must be familiar with all major social media platforms and vehicles for engaging audiences on a digital level. This includes - but is not limited to - Facebook, Facebook Live, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube. Part of this position’s editorial responsibilities is to be able to spot viral and pre-trending content and turn it around for our brand. The candidate should consume as much news as possible, follow a diverse group of newsmakers and platforms, and keep an eye out for hard news, good news, and features that will engage viewers and digital followers.

 

The Content Associate Producer will be responsible for working with CBS News digital teams to highlight stories available for stations to crosspost and share on their digital platforms. This person will send notes to stations throughout the day to feature digital offerings.They will also answer file requests from stations and clients, and should also look ahead to upcoming events and anniversaries to make sure file video is available for stations to tell those stories.The Content Associate Producer must be a highly organized, self-starter capable of multi-tasking and keeping their focus during breaking news. They should be able to pivot at a moment's notice to make sure assignments meet station deadlines.

 

CBS Newspath services affiliates and clients that program broadcasts and digital platforms 24/7, so understanding the need to move content accurately and quickly is key to helping affiliates and clients stay competitive on the big stories.

 

This position includes overnight and weekend responsibilities.

 

Required Skills:

  • Ability to multitask and optimally communicate with the team daily, especially in high-stress, breaking news situations
  • Meets deadlines and makes thoughtful and ethical decisions with minimal supervision
  • Extensive knowledge of television and digital news gathering, production, and delivery, and how local newsrooms work (both broadcast and digital needs).
  • Editing skills required, Avid a plus
  • At least two years of newsroom experience
  • New York-based, as in-office work is required
  • Passion for news, journalism, and social media
  • Degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred.

 

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

 

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.paramount.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City