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New York, NY, US, 10036

New York



Are you a multifaceted, driven and savvy Senior Writer Producer with a knowledge, passion, curiosity and love of black culture? We are looking for a Senior Writer/Producer to support what’s hot, what’s next and what matters at BET Networks. The Senior Writer/Producer will possess the ability to build award-winning promotional content for BET Network’s existing and emerging distribution platforms. In addition to strong conceptual thinking, you have excellent script writing, producing, and editing skills as well as extensive knowledge of all aspects of post-production. You also have strong leadership and teaching skills in order to develop the skills of the junior members of the staff.



  • Conceive and develop strong creative ideas that are inclusive of our multi-platform objectives.
  • Coordinate projects from inspiration to final delivery, including conceptualizing, writing, and managing editorial, graphics production, music composition and sound design.
  • Communicate concepts and ideas to Creative Directors, editors, designers, talent, etc, making sure all elements conform to the brand and the mission of the network.
  • Work with Production Management to develop and manage budgets; work with Operations to book sessions; fulfill multiple delivery schedules; and collaborate with multiple departments (broadcast, sales, marketing, affiliate marketing) to complete all promotional spots (on-air, off-air, marketing, radio, digital, streaming & social) - Work closely with outside vendors (graphics designers, animators, music composers, etc.) when necessary.
  • Run audio and video editing sessions.
  • Seek out external production sources as appropriate.
  • Mentor PAs and/ or APs who may be assigned to your project and coordinate and maintain paperwork, rundowns, log sheets, music cue sheets, etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent year for year experience.
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience as a writer producer in on-air promotion and marketing.
  • Experience in Cable TV, theatrical marketing, streaming or broadcast services


Additional Qualifications:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Exhibit highly conceptual thinking and writing skills.
  • Be a good storyteller.
  • Understanding of promo editorial process from beginning to end.
  • Interpersonal, motivational, people management and time management skills a necessity.
  • Ability to balance several projects at one time often under tight deadlines.
  • Understanding post-production.
  • Full grasp of industry practices.
  • Keen sense of graphic design composition, music and sound design.
  • Ability to direct shoots if needed, and participate in casting, location, and art direction.
  • Understanding Popular Culture and current trends.
  • Strong knowledge of television, movies and music.



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, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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