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WGA Associate Producer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports and news.
Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the Paramount+, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ. Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter and Facebook 

Interested in joining the team? We have an ongoing hiring need for associate producers in New York City and are continuously reviewing applicants who have a basic understanding of a news control room and have a passion for news.  All applicants will be reviewed and considered for a current or near-future opening.

Your Day-to-Day:
Anticipates the needs of the newsroom during breaking news.
Commands fundamental knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture.
Takes direction in fast paced situations.
Receives assignment and guidance from Executive Producer or Line Producer to research and write questions for anchors for guest segments, and exercises editorial judgment in selection of elements for segments.
Writes copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for headlines and captions and feature and news packages.
Works with editors to turn around pre-taped segments.
Pitches and executes stories and special and feature segments.
Edits VO/VOSOTs at the direction of the senior production team.
Supports in production of special shows and projects as needed.
Orders graphics and writes banners for assigned news-related stories and segments.
Pulls specific video and soundbites.
Coordinates video, graphics and soundbites with the control room team during segments.
Communicates with anchors and correspondents on segments.
Works with Digital Line Producers and editors to clean up and update segments after they air.

What you bring to the team:
Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum 5 years working in broadcast journalism.
3+ years experience writing copy for network, cable and/or local TV news in a major market.
Background in journalism and TV, including strong news judgment & critical thinking skills.
Impeccable grammar and spelling, experience in news writing and feature taped packages and ability to pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test.
Strong communication skills and ability to advise production assistants and junior staff in writing and editing broadcast copy.
Superior news judgment.
Command of AP style and broadcast writing.
Detail oriented with ability to work and write calmly and efficiently in high stress, intense deadline, live TV environment.
Be able to multi-task and handle multiple assignments for regular programming as well as rolling breaking news coverage.
Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network.
Ability to work well in a team environment.

You might also have –

Knowledge of ENPS preferred.
Line producing experience.
A deep understanding of political news.
Strong understanding of digital and social media.
Knowledge and an enthusiasm for the future of digital media.


*This is a position covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WGA-E.

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