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Producer, Streaming

14065

London, GB, W4 5YF

Other
London
Full-Time
On-Site

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 cbsnews.com, 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,  CBSNews.com, 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 CBSNews.com 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.  

 

Evolvement of role: The Producer role will include working across Streaming, primarily focused on morning-through-midday programming, allowing Streaming to be adaptable and proactive with both International and Domestic coverage.

 

The CBS News Streaming Network is seeking a London-based PRODUCER to join its 24-hour coverage team. The ideal candidate is proactive, creative and editorially rigorous. They will demonstrate a firm command of journalistic standards, a keen attention to detail, and excellent newsgathering and visual storytelling skills. They must also be calm and efficient during breaking news and, while based in London, serve as a collaborative member of a global newsroom.

 

The producer will primarily be responsible for producing live and taped programming across a variety of coverage beats including domestic stories, breaking news, international stories, interview segments, reporter cross-talks and debriefs, medical, consumer, tech and cultural reports. This person must have strong news writing skills and a talent for producing compelling, visual segments on tight deadlines.

 

Key to this role is a demonstrated ability to coordinate with editorial leaders and live-show producers, as well as bureau chiefs, field producers and correspondents, to ideate, plan and bring to air same-day and future coverage.

 

As a hardworking journalist, the producer is proficient in International news, which is the primary responsibility of this role, but also needs to be fluent in U.S. storylines to support American coverage as needed. You enjoy working in a fast-paced news environment — the CBS News London bureau — pitching original ideas daily, carrying out day-of-air segments and pre-producing special coverage, and rising to the occasion during breaking news events.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
-  Identify, pitch, shape and implement primary International and occasional Domestic (U.S.) segment ideas with speed and accuracy in a fast-paced environment

-  Research and produce compelling segments that include quality sound, eye-catching, factually-accurate maps and graphics, and headline-grabbing banners

-  Write and customise copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for feature and news packages

-  Order original graphics

-  Source and edit video elements, including from agency partners and social media

-  Prepare anchors and correspondents ahead of segments

-  Communicate with correspondents and producers in the bureau and in the field

-  Work closely with the New York-based show production team and handle breaking and planned news coverage for a 24-hour streaming news network from London

-  Communicate with control room team during execution of live segments

-  Participate in daily staff editorial and production meetings

-  Work with Digital Line Producers and editors to review and update segments after they air


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
-  At least 5 years of broadcast or cable news experience, with recent experience at a national or global video news organisation that covers late-breaking news 

-  Strong editorial judgement

-  Familiarity and working knowledge of digital video production-related techniques and online content management

-  Exhibits calm demeanour in high pressure situations, including control room

-  Live control room experience


REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
-  Command of AP style and broadcast writing

-  Familiarity with ENPS

-  Basic video editing skills

-  Sophisticated knowledge of current events, geopolitics and pop culture

-  Deep understanding of news standards, rights and clearances and fact-checking practices

-  Ability to work early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays, sometimes on short notice, as coverage and news priorities require, as this is a 24-hour news operation

 

This is a London-based in-office position and is not eligible for hybrid or remote work. 

 

Candidates must have the right to work in the United Kingdom to be considered for this position.

 

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 have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

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.