Supervising Producer

Ref#: 32985
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.).


Conceive and execute daily news programs. Looking for energetic, aggressive, visual show producer/writer to bring creative, fresh ideas to a newscast.



  • Must have solid news judgment and ability to support overall quality of the newscast with keen eye for detail, including spelling, fact checking, balance and fairness.

  • Must be able to write and produce creative and factual news content that is compliant with news strategies.  Strong tease and copy writing skills.  Ability to order graphics.  
  • Must be knowledgeable in social media and networking; support station’s social digital media strategy.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere

  • Must be able to manage live on air and in control room decision making.  Knowledge of control room automation preferred.

  • Must insure daily show production deadlines are met

  • Proficient desktop editing skills required.  Screen and edit from both linear and non-linear services to select relevant and engaging pictures and sound.
  • Ability to shoot and edit digital media

  • Must be willing to work hours as assigned

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Proven successful track record and innovative
  • Ability to write and edit broadcast copy and promotions
  • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure


Three years’ experience as a newscast line producer, preferably in a top 20 market;

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.

Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable

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