Associate Producer, CBS This Morning

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Ref#: 35911
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.




Description:

CBS This Morning is seeking a smart, creative, and enterprising Associate Producer with strong research skills and solid writing experience to support an Anchor at CBS This Morning. The ideal candidate will have a firm command of journalistic standards, a keen attention to detail, and excellent newsgathering skills. They must also be calm and efficient during breaking news and a collaborative member of a newsroom.

This role is responsible for helping produce live interview segments as well as writing and producing day-of-air tape packages. The ideal candidate will have field experience and experience working with high-profile guests. They must also have a strong mastery of visual graphics and elements to support such interviews. Additional duties include:

  • Exercise editorial judgment in selection of content
  • Write copy for anchor as well as writing for feature and news packages
  • Research and write questions for anchors for guest segments
  • Write banners and quotes during breaking news
  • 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 

Qualifications:

Skills/Experience:

  • 4+ years work experience in TV news
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, deal with intense deadline pressure, and react with smart programming ideas and creative storytelling
  • Strong communication skills
  • You are a self-starter while also taking direction from producers and senior producers 
  • Strong editorial judgement 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
  • Must be willing to work overnights, if needed

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Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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