Web Producer

Ref#: 31339
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: San Francisco, CA, 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.).

If you know your story isn’t truly published until you do a powerful Facebook post and Tweet, you might be right for this.

If you agonize equally over your headline and the SEO in your URL, you might be right for this.

If you have USGS alerts set up to SMS you overnight because you don’t want to miss a major earthquake, you might be right for


If you worked in TV, have a passion for painting a mental picture with a good print report, but love the instantaneous nature of

Instagram, you might be right for this.

If you can look at 10 new videos on YouTube and tell which 2 will go viral, you might be right for this.

Did we describe you yet?


The Digital Media Producer will post 5-15 stories and videos each day on CBSSanFrancisco.com, and be responsible for the social media promotion of all of them. The position involves fast-paced storytelling across both radio, TV, and digital.  You have to know when you’ve got gold from TV, when a radio report will go viral if you can just get one photo from the scene, and when you can take something from radio and turn it into video to get the higher CPM on the pre-roll. A sense of what will do well and what’s not worth your time is absolutely required, along with the diplomatic skills to explain that decision to someone who wants to know why their video isn’t posted.

The ideal candidate has a background in news, meticulous yet speedy copy editing skills, demonstrated social media experience on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; strong writing for terse wire copy and longer commentaries, satire and columns; and proven excellence in promotable SEO-friendly headlines. 


Minimum two years’ prior experience in an online, newspaper, television or radio newsroom is required.

B.S. or B.A. in Journalism or similar field required.

Knowledge of AP style required.

Video and audio editing experience required.

Position is an evening Sunday-Thursday shift. 

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