Preditor (Writer/Producer/Editor)

Ref#: 35781
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Distribution
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Santa Monica, CA, US

About Us:

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge JudyDr. PhilEntertainment TonightWheel of FortuneJeopardy!Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network product includes the CSINCIS and Star Trek franchises, as well as classic series such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a division of ViacomCBS. For more information, go to


CBS TV DISTRIBUTION is looking for an experienced, energetic, motivated Writer/Producer/Editor for our On-Air Promotion Department in our Santa Monica office.

Job Description:

Responsible for writing/producing/editing creative on-air daily topicals, custom affiliate promos, sizzle reels, sweepstakes spots, EPKs, clip reels and more for nationally syndicated television shows.

Qualified candidates must be passionate, inventive, and have the ability and imagination to constantly evolve messaging, concepts and promotion packaging.

Required Skills:

  • Fluency with Avid Media Composer
  • Strong working knowledge of Windows
  • Digitizing and tape layoff
  • Familiarity with XDCAM/proxy-based and tape-based workflows
  • Basic equipment and system troubleshooting
  • Tape Operator skills including but not limited to patching, black encoding and dubbing

Additional Qualifications:

  • 5+ years writing/producing on-air promotional spots
  • 5+ years AVID editing experience
  • Technical knowledge in the operation of standard post-production equipment including Avid Media Composer
  • Must possess ability to work under time constraints and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Must have strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Creativity, energy, enthusiasm, organization and initiative are essential
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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