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Coordinating Producer, Social Media

4454

New York, NY, US, 10019

Production
New York
Full-Time

CBS News is the news and information division of CBS, dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CBS News provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSN, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and CBS Mobile. CBS News is home to the nation’s #1 news program, “60 MINUTES,” “CBSN,” the 24/7 digital streaming news network, and the award-winning broadcasts “CBS THIS MORNING,” co-hosted by Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil, the “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL,” “CBS SUNDAY MORNING, “48 HOURS,” “CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY,” and “FACE THE NATION.”

 

CBS This Morning is seeking an innovative and hardworking Coordinating Producer to join the fast-paced CBS News Social Media & Trending Content Team. 

The ideal candidate will have strong management experience and be fluent in the best practices of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. S/he must understand the most current content strategies utilized by these platforms and be equipped to create videos, articles, headlines and share language that best play to each of those platform’s algorithms and unique characteristics. S/he must have experience in video production and in covering breaking news, with the proven ability to write smart, catchy and accurate language on a variety of topics. S/he must be able to identify the most shareable and newsworthy nuggets from longer pieces, then identify how those nuggets can best be translated into social assets. And s/he must have the ability to quickly and skillfully edit other producers’ work, in the mediums of both text and video. 

The duties of the Social Media Coordinating Producer will include, but not be limited to: 

Translating CBS News television packages into digital videos tailored specifically to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok 

Writing trending news stories for CBSNews.com 

The ability to strategize and launch original content, as well as identify the correct repurposing of show content. 

Be an active participant during the show’s editorial meetings to identify ways to expand the stories we are working on to social. 

Identify moments from longer broadcast pieces that would make good sidebar stories 

Producing and editing shareable videos and quote graphics 

Proactively identifying stories and social activity trending online and how we can use it 

Composing social headlines and share language consistent with the CBS This Morning brand 

Copy editing language from other CBS This Morning social producers 

 

Qualifications: 

At least 5 years of social media or television experience in a news environment 

Degree in journalism, communications or related 

Strong social media skills with demonstrated portfolio of work 

Strong writing skills with demonstrated portfolio of published work 

Strong news judgment and instincts 

Video editing experience 

Knowledge of graphic design and Photoshop 

Ability to multitask  

Team player who is able to work with a diverse group of people 

Deep familiarity with social media audiences, best practices and analytics 

Ability to work well with others under tight deadlines 

Willingness to work newsroom hours, which including evenings, weekends and holidays 

 

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

 

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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. 

 

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