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Associate Producer, Face the Nation

32438

Washington, DC, US, 20036

Production
Washington
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  

 

Face the Nation is seeking a smart, creative, and enterprising Associate Producer with strong research skills and proven writing experience to join the editorial and production team at the most watched Sunday morning public affairs program on television! We are looking for a candidate with a firm command of journalistic standards, a keen attention to detail, and excellent news-gathering skills in addition to sound news judgment. They must also be calm and efficient during breaking news and a collaborative member of a newsroom. This role is responsible for compiling research and reporting for show segments and helping produce live interview segments as well as writing questions for guests. The ideal candidate will have field experience and experience working with high-profile guests. They must also have a strong proficiency in visual graphics and elements to support such interviews.

 

Additional duties include:

  • Exercise editorial judgment in selection of content
  • Write copy for anchor as well for feature and news packages
  • Research and write questions for anchors for guest segments
  • Work with editors to turn around pre-taped segments
  • Pitch & execute special, feature & recurring segments
  • Pulling specific video and soundbites
  • Coordinating with correspondents, guests, and anchors to inform them on segment subject matter
  • Pitches and executes stories

 

Skills/Experience:

  • 2+ years work experience in TV news
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, deal with intense deadline pressure, and react with thoughtful programming ideas and creative storytelling
  • Strong communication skills
  • You are a self-starter while also taking direction from producers and senior producers
  • Strong editorial judgment and excellent writing skills
  • Understanding of newsgathering and transmission technology
  • Strong research skills and familiarity with public and private records databases, such as Lexis Nexis
  • Works a Wednesday-Sunday schedule

 

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

 

At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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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Paramount 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, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC