News Writer, CBS This Morning

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Ref#: 32573
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 News Writer with outstanding writing skills and excellent editorial judgement. This person must be able to adapt to breaking news, and must creatively tell stories that incorporate graphic and video elements. This News Writer is responsible for writing for both CBS This Morning, and its sister broadcast CBS Morning News. They must be creative with elements to enhance the show’s pacing, intros, and teases. In the event of breaking news, this person will be expected to produce quality, accurate scripts in a high-pressure environment. This person must also be willing to work off-hours, including nights shifts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write VOs, VOSOTs, and anchor copy under high-pressure deadline

  • Collaborates with Producer for CBS Morning News to produce and write stories for the morning broadcast

  • Pitch Story ideas, as well as element ideas for both CBS This Morning and CBS Morning News

  • Work cooperatively with the Head Writer and a team of talented writers on CBS This Morning 

  • Craft creative and concise storybars and tease bars

Qualifications:

Candidates must have 5+ years of experience writing for a major live news broadcast. Must also be decisive multi-taskers who are recognized for their journalistic judgment and ability to remain calm in high-pressure control room and news room environments. The position requires a broad and current knowledge of national and world events. Must also be fluent in AP writing style, and have an excellent command of legal and standards processes, as well as an eye for detail.

The ideal candidate is curious, optimistic, composed, and must show an understanding of balanced journalism. They have a relentless attention to detail and a simultaneous ability to see the big picture.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:

 - Experience with AP ENPS Rundown

 - Experience with Avid Newscutter and Avid Assist video screeners


EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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