Booker - CBS

Ref#: 32034
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: New York, NY, US

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Role Details:
We are looking for a new booking team member who is obsessed with the 24/7 news cycle and breaking news. This person will have a talent for finding influential voices who can break down and analyze a story. This booking producer will be responsible for coordinating and managing CBSN guest bookings for daily coverage and breaking news as well as long-form projects.

Your Day to Day:
  • Pitch day-to-day story ideas in concert with the vision of CBSN senior producers and management.
  • Manage CBSN guest bookings for daily coverage as well as breaking news.
  • Work on long-term booking assignments as assigned by Director of Booking
  • Manage logistics for CBSN on-air guests including ground transportation and remote studio locations
  • Attend daily editorial meeting
  • Plan future guest bookings for next day and long-term
Key Projects:
  • Book for CBSN broadcasts as assigned by schedule as well as teeing off the following day’s broadcasts
  • Prepare overnight booking handover note as assigned by booking team schedule.
  • Develop and build on current and new relationships with newsmaker guests including finding distinct, compelling, engaging and diverse voice for on-air conversations.
  • Work with other CBSi teams to bring in-house talent on air for various segments on CBSN.

What you bring to the team:
You have –

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism (or equivalent training & experience)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in network television or cable news guest booking
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a broadcast network or cable news newsroom
  • Contacts of newsmakers including PR contacts, print journalists, former lawmakers, political strategists, national security experts and others.
  • Willingness to work a varying schedule which may include one weekend day.

You might also have –
  • Line producing experience
  • Segment producing experience

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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