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WGA Segment Producer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  

CBS Interactive, a division of Paramount, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports and news.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBS News Streaming Network, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ. Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter and Facebook
Interested in joining the team? We have an ongoing hiring need for digital associates in New York City and are continuously reviewing applicants. All applicants will be reviewed and considered for a current or near-future opening.


Your Day-to-Day:

Works closely with senior staff in control room with the ability to add to the editorial process in a breaking and live news environment
Exercises exceptional editorial skills: Ability to recognize stories with high potential for compelling and comprehensive storytelling
Commands sophisticated knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
Up to date on periodicals, including Op-Eds
Has thorough knowledge of control room and exercises appropriate etiquette
Exhibits calm demeanor in high pressure situations, including control room
Works closely with senior staff on editorial content of show
Pitches and shape clear and specific segment ideas with speed and accuracy in a deadline driven environment
Be in the control room during your segment to ensure smooth on-air production
Researches and produces compelling segments that include quality sound, eye- catching graphics, effective use of maps and headline grabbing banners
Participates in daily staff editorial and production meetings
Works in coordination with booking, graphics team to produce compelling graphics, guest segments and video elements
Coordinates with anchors and correspondents to inform them on subject matter and brief them on segment
Works with Executive Producers, Line Producers and Producers on standards, rights and clearances and the editorial direction and language for the Anchors, Correspondents and on screen graphics


What you bring to the team:

You have –
Plan and execute content and formatting of show rundowns
Plan and execute international and domestic segments
Own and master the day’s International, national and political news
Work closely with senior show production team in a fast-paced, high pressure environment and handle breaking news for a 24 hour international and domestic digital news channel
Work with Senior Producers Line Producers and Producers on standards, rights and clearances and focus the editorial direction of language for the anchors, correspondents and on screen graphics
Prepare Anchors for segment
Write and customize copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for feature and news packages
Pitch, research & execute special, feature & recurring segments
Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network

Must pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test.

*This is a position covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WGA-E




Hiring Salary Range: $75,000.00 - 85,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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


At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City