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Associate Producer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

60 Minutes is seeking a temporary Associate Producer with excellent research and reporting skills to work in support of a producer / correspondent team on the broadcast. The ideal candidate must have strong editorial judgment, good knowledge of news and current events, and a keen attention to detail. They should be creative, collaborative, enterprising, and have a track record of reporting in-depth, complex stories, including investigations. The position is based in New York.


Responsibilities include:

· Working with the producer to pitch and develop stories

· Participating in all aspects of editorial research and pre-production, including reporting stories, assembling research materials, finding interview subjects, conducting pre-interviews and assisting in writing interview questions

· Setting up shoots and interviews, including coordinating travel, logistics and schedules

· Researching, reviewing, and helping clear all archival and third-party material

· Assisting in the scripting process, as directed and when needed

· Fact-checking throughout the process; preparing a footnoted and checked final script before broadcast


Qualifications and Requirements include:

· Extensive journalism experience, including primary source reporting

· Ability to multi-task and work under deadline

· Willingness to travel, sometimes on weekends and/or extended periods of time

· Familiarity with public and private records databases, such as LexisNexis and Pacer

ViacomCBS 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, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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  • The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be no later than December 6.
  • The J&J vaccine should be administered no later than December 27.

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