Field Producer - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Ref#: 31967
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
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.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is hiring a Field Producer. This person is responsible for the execution of comedy segments within the show, both live and on tape, and will generate ideas, pitch comedy and collaborate with writers/producers/director/crew on each segment. Must be accustomed to working under tight deadlines and have experience working with talent.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Pitches for and execution of comedy segments, both in studio and in the field. Will oversee all aspects of shoot including stage direction and script execution from inception to air.
  • Oversee edit of all pieces with Avid editor.
  • Work with Rights & Clearances, legal department and Standards and Practices to ensure comedy falls within LSSC and CBS guidelines.



  • Minimum three years TV field producing experience.
  • Broad understanding of and interest in current events, pop culture and comedy.
  • Prior experience on a comedy show a plus.

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