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Freelance- Associate Producer (Newspath) – CBS – New York, NY


Company: CBS

Address: New York, NY


  • Full Time

CBS

REF#: 37261

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS News

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

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.

DESCRIPTION:

CBS Newspath is seeking an Associate Producer with a strong commitment to journalism to coordinate Newspath news production and newsgathering operations. This position helps manage Newspath response to breaking news and responds to video and editorial requests from CBS broadcasts, owned stations, affiliates and clients. Excellent people/customer service skills are required. The AP is also responsible for editing and publishing Newspath video and scripts, and assisting in the transmission and distribution of live video, edited video and correspondent packages.

This position has a strong social media component. Candidate must be familiar with all major social media platforms and vehicles for engaging audiences on a digital level. Part of this position’s editorial responsibilities is to be able to spot viral and pre-trending content and turn it around for our brand. You must be well-versed in the feel and best practices for social-friendly videos (including rights & clearances).

The position may also include overnight and/or weekend responsibilities. The duration of this role is approx. 6 months.

QUALIFICATIONS:

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • 3 years local and/or network TV news experience or show producer experience preferred.
  • Requires strong editorial judgement & excellent writing skills.
  • Strong video editing skills a must. Premiere preferable.
  • Requires highly developed relationship building skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a dynamic, quickly-changing environment is essential.
  • A focus on multi-media content is preferred.
  • Understanding TV newsgathering and transmission technology.
  • Knowledge of regional television markets and station relationships a plus.
  • Degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred.

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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