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Associate Producer, Booking


Atlanta, GA, US, 30345





CBS News is seeking an experienced, driven, and enthusiastic Booking Associate Producer with strong professional relationships as well as advanced booking skills.

A passion for news, journalism, and storytelling is required.

The ideal candidate will be in Atlanta. But we will also consider candidates in Florida, Tennessee, and Texas.



  • Must be flexible with travel requirements and changing schedules as the position will, at times, require travel to various locations on short notice where breaking news is unfolding.
  • Self-starter who pitches new stories, and develops relationships with attorneys, publicists, officials, think tanks, government agencies, as well as various figures in the news.
  • Follow leads, books guests for live or taped segments, conducts pre-interviews, and facilitates logistics on a wide variety of topics including legal cases, breaking news, special reports, and day of air news/needs across multiple broadcast shows for CBS News.
  • Take the initiative by making calls and can demonstrate proof of performance on past news stories.
  • Must pay attention to the details, be persistent, have a strong work ethic, and a thorough understanding of TV newsgathering.
  • Effectively communicate internally with newsroom managers, producers in other regions, as well as externally with guests and contacts.



  • Must have strong editorial skills, proven and balanced news judgment, as well as highly developed relationship-building skills.
  • 3+ years producing experience in a professional newsroom is preferred.
  • Must have experience chasing breaking news.
  • Proficiency in broadcast newsgathering process is preferred; basic knowledge is required.
  • Booking experience and field experience is required.
  • Strong research skills including working with public and private records databases, such as Lexis Nexis, is preferred.
  • Must be an excellent writer with well-developed oral communication skills, especially when working on sensitive topics.
  • Must be able to balance and prioritize multiple stories with different deadlines: short, medium, and long term.
  • Must have the ability to manage ongoing relationships with external contributors, news outlets and other stakeholders.
  • Must be a teammate with a positive demeanor.
  • Experience supporting newsgathering teams in the field using strong news judgment and leadership skills is a plus.
  • Thrives in fast-paced, intense, and time-sensitive situations.
  • Degree in broadcast journalism or related field is preferred.

Must be willing and able to work occasional overnight and/or weekend shifts.


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.  


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. 


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Nearest Major Market: Atlanta