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Weekend Producer

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New York, NY, US, 10019

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

CBS News Special Events is looking for a producer that will be responsible for breaking news and special report coverage on the weekend.  The candidate will be required to build a rundown for major news events, line produce in the control room, oversee video and graphic elements and prepare the anchor and correspondents for special reports.  This person must be a decisive multi-tasker who possesses strong journalistic judgment and the ability to remain calm in a high-pressure control room setting.  They also must be willing to deal with a flexible schedule.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with the Executive Producer, Senior Broadcast Producer and producers on special events coverage
  • Responsible for editorial and creative content for breaking news and special reports
  • Communicate with anchors, correspondents and the director clearly and effectively
  • Coordinate graphics, writing, and all other editorial and production elements for special reports

 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years producing experience in a professional newsroom.
  • Strong control room experience for a network, streaming or cable news program. 
  • Must have strong news judgment and experience with breaking news. 
  • Thrives in high-pressure and time-critical situations. 
  • Position requires a high level of competency in writing with experience in quickly reviewing and revising scripts and rundowns.
  • Must be willing to work weekend nights. 

*This is a one year assignment position

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