Features Producer, ET Stream

Ref#: 32598
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: Burbank, CA, US

About Us:

CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Brand Overview:
Entertainment Tonight is launching an interactive streaming news network delivering celebrity, pop culture and lifestyle content and premium video.  It will be available live and on-demand 24/7 via our app, on OTT, desktop, mobile and across social platforms. We strive to have our original reporting and exclusive access drive the conversation.

Role Details:
We are looking for a dynamic Features producer to develop compelling live segments and edited content. This role requires you to pitch ideas and be the driving force at every phase of production: from conception through delivery. The ideal candidate is an established broadcast/digital producer with experience on-set, in the field and in edit who is comfortable working with a small team.  Experience in entertainment is a must; a background in news is preferred; extensive knowledge of the fashion and beauty space is a plus.

Your Day-to-Day:
  • Produce live guest segments, including research, pre-interviews, writing questions, coordinating/creating graphics, cutting video, and calling elements in the Control Room
  • Pitch, produce and write feature video packages, including managing field shoots & edit
  • Brief guests and on-camera talent on live segments as needed
  • Establish and maintain contacts; Secure interviews and access 
  • Assist in planning and coordination for special event coverage
  • Work with graphics & edit team to develop creative and informative ways to tell a story; Create stylized look for franchises
  • Experiment with different formats to create content that will perform well on multiple social platforms 
What you bring to the team:
You have -
  • 3+ years experience in high-end production at well-regarded broadcast/cable network or digital production company
  • Extensive track record of pitching and producing feature packages or live segments; stories people want to watch and share
  • Experience overseeing both field and in-house elements of story production 
  • Creative vision, strong writing ability and clear, concise thinking
  • Proficiency with camera and audio tools and technologies
  • Familiarity with rights and clearances for obtaining third-party footage
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, including event coverage
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

You might also have –
  • Track record of creating original content based upon breaking news, social memes and trends
  • Video-editing experience, preferably on Avid platform
  • Familiarity with CMS publishing and web production
  • Proficiency with iNews/Media Central or other news rundown system
  • Understanding of SEO and similar content production best practices
EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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