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Ref#: 25448
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, 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.).
Description:
CBS 2 / WLNY-TV is seeking a strong newscast producer with major market experience and proven leadership skills.  The ideal candidate will thrive on breaking news; has a strong understanding of social media and how to drive content to and from various social media platforms; has high journalistic standards and will bring fresh, innovative ideas to a vibrant newsroom.  Ultimately, we are looking for a creative producer who understands how to present complex stories, use social media platforms to drive viewership to our broadcasts and serve a diverse audience.

Responsibilities include:
  • Produce 30 or 60 minute newscasts
  • Responsible for story selection and editorial content of stories, requires an eye for stories that can be used in newscasts that have both a relevance to the viewer as well as an appeal to a larger social media audience
  • Time programs and segments with a good sense of pacing, energy and urgency
  • Must have the ability, understanding and forethought to use social media as a promotional platform to drive viewers to watch our news programs
  • Continuously gathering, evaluating, writing and assembling stories into newscast form in order to provide complete, accurate and compelling newscasts
  • Working with anchors, executive producers, reporters and editors in refining, graphically enhancing and adding production value to stories to produce the best possible newscast
  • Ability to update and create news posts for our social media pages keeping on top of trending news
  • Write newscast teases
  • Constantly monitor wires and feed sources for update information
  • Respond aggressively to breaking news, and also updating our social media pages with video and written content to help drive viewership to our on-air produced newscasts
  • Position includes news writing.  Must be able to create compelling, succinct and clear news stories from raw material such as unedited video, reporter notes, telephone conversations and desk notes
  • Must be able to work overnights, weekends and holidays when necessary
Qualifications:
Required:

Candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of producing experience in a major market and at least 2 years of television news writing in a major market.  Individual must be an excellent journalist, writer and leader willing to express and support his/her editorial ideas at editorial meetings.  Must be a bold thinker.  Must have control room experience with live breaking news coverage.  Must also have experience writing news stories for broadcast.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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