Associate Digital Line Producer

Ref#: 35765
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


It’s a new era in local news!  If you have the innate curiosity of a journalist, and a passion for innovating, CBS 2 Chicago wants to hear from you.  We’re looking for an Associate Digital Line Producer to work on CBSN-Chicago’s local live streaming network. The ADLP will be at the forefront of transforming our business model, working with our broadcast producers, digital producers and control room to serve our audience with quality live and video content on our mobile, desktop and OTT platforms.

The role requires close coordination with the Digital Line Producer and broadcast line producers during live news programs. The ADLP will also edit video and assist with writing headlines and maximizing SEO and shareability of CBSN-Chicago content.


·         Assisting with timing in a control room environment.

·         Helping code and stack rundown content at the direction of the DLP and broadcast line producers with regard to video, graphics, scripts and other elements.

·         Anticipate the needs of the DLP and the show with regard to video, graphics, scripts and other elements while also taking direction from senior producers.

·         Helping to coordinate with broadcast line producers during live news programs.

·         Assisting with build show rundowns.

·         Editing video for CBSN-Chicago stories.

·         Other duties, as assigned.


Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous



·         Recent college grad with 1+ years of experience preferred in helping to create and build show rundowns in cable, broadcast or digital environment.

·         Ability to work under extremely tight deadlines to write headlines and edit video for live digital broadcast.

·         Thorough knowledge of social media and the competitive digital news environment.

·         Familiarity with Edius or other non-linear editing systems and ENPS and iNews.

·         Available for early mornings, nights, overnights, weekends, holidays; this is a 24-hour streaming service.

·         Experience with Crispin and iNews a big plus.

·         Understanding of SEO.

EEO Statement:
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