Producer, Newspath, Wash D.C.

Ref#: 32909
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, 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.

Seeking a smart, creative, and enthusiastic Producer with strong leadership skills and a vision for success. This Producer coordinates news gathering from CBS affiliates and is the primary point of contact between CBS News and these stations.  Excellent people/customer service skills are required.

This position will supervise Associate Producers and interns and be responsible for editing and publishing videos and synopsis from stations and assists in the transmission and distribution of live video and edited video. 

Candidates must have strong editorial skills as well as highly developed relationship-building skills. This position requires high energy and persistence, as well as an understanding of TV newsgathering and transmission technology. The ability to effectively communicate with Newspath newsroom managers, network broadcast managers, and producers in other Newspath regions is essential.  Candidates must be flexible with the ability to improvise unorthodox and innovative solutions.

Responsibilities include handling regional newsgathering projects, helping to coordinate coverage of breaking news, responding to video and editorial requests from CBS broadcasts, CBS affiliates and clients, and pitching original content.

  • 5+ years producing experience in a professional newsroom required.
  • Deep knowledge of political strong preferred
  • Non-linear editing experience required.
  • Demonstrated news judgment and experience with breaking news and live shots. 
  • Supervisory experience with the ability to motive a team is preferred.

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