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Senior Producer
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Senior Producer

• Expert Level
Skills: Producers

Summary

CBS News is seeking a motivated Senior Producer for the CBS Weekend News to help manage a team of correspondents, producers and editors as they craft an informative half hour broadcast every Saturday and Sunday. In addition, you will work two days each week at the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell assisting as a control room producer and back-up line producer. As Senior Producer, you help plan all editorial, build rundowns, approve scripts and visuals, as well as time and execute a visually compelling live broadcast in the control room each weekend and be part of the team producing the CBS Evening News each week. Our ideal candidate has strong line-producing experience, excellent editorial judgment, and outstanding leadership skills. You are curious, composed and constantly looking for ways to innovate – and possess a relentless attention to detail and proficiency in AP style. You see the importance of and embrace cultural differences in the newsroom.

Category Producers 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

CBS News is the news and information division of CBS, dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CBS News provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSN, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and CBS Mobile. CBS News is home to the nation’s #1 news program, “60 MINUTES,” “CBSN,” the 24/7 digital streaming news network, and the award-winning broadcasts “CBS THIS MORNING,” co-hosted by Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil, the “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL,” “CBS SUNDAY MORNING, “48 HOURS,” “CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY,” and “FACE THE NATION.”
 
CBS News is seeking a motivated Senior Producer for the CBS Weekend News to help manage a team of correspondents, producers and editors as they craft an informative half hour broadcast every Saturday and Sunday. In addition, you will work two days each week at the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell assisting as a control room producer and back-up line producer.
As Senior Producer, you help plan all editorial, build rundowns, approve scripts and visuals, as well as time and execute a visually compelling live broadcast in the control room each weekend and be part of the team producing the CBS Evening News each week.
Our ideal candidate has strong line-producing experience, excellent editorial judgment, and outstanding leadership skills. You are curious, composed and constantly looking for ways to innovate – and possess a relentless attention to detail and proficiency in AP style. You see the importance of and embrace cultural differences in the newsroom.
 
Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Executive Producer, Senior Broadcast Producer and other senior producers on editorial planning & staff assignments
Create fast-paced, compelling newscasts under tight deadlines. 
Manage timing of the broadcast’s live rundown
Communicate with anchors, correspondents and colleagues clearly and effectively
Pitch and execute creative and innovative ideas for segments
Coordinate graphics, writing, and all other editorial and production elements
Understand new media and how best to utilize and share content
Identify and mentor accomplished staff members, helping them grow as journalists and advance their careers
 
Required
•    Demonstrated ability to make editorial decisions under time constraints, while leading all aspects of production
•    Deep knowledge of current events, politics, national and international news
•    Exceptional understanding of broadcast news production
•    Experience writing and editing package and live scripts for broadcast television
•    Outstanding organizational, time-management and planning skills
•    Previous experience in a live control room and managing a broadcast news rundown
•    Must be able to work long hours and/or an extended schedule as the news cycle and deadlines require
•    The ability to work a flexible schedule based on news demands and staffing requirements is required.
•    A Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field of study is preferred (or equivalent experience)
 
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. 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Unknown
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