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WGA Associate 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 Paramount+, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBS News, 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 associate producers in New York City and are continuously reviewing applicants who have a basic understanding of a news control room and have a passion for news. All applicants will be reviewed and considered for a current or near-future opening.

-  Anticipates the needs of the newsroom during breaking news.

-  Commands fundamental knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture.

-  Takes direction in fast-paced situations.

-  Receives assignment and guidance from Executive Producer or Line Producer to research and write questions for anchors for guest segments, and exercises editorial judgment in selection of elements for segments.

-  Writes copy for anchor and reporter voices for live segments/readers as well as writing for headlines and captions and feature and news packages.

-  Works with editors to turn around pre-taped segments.

-  Pitches and executes stories and special and feature segments.

-  Edits VO/VO SOTs at the direction of the senior production team.

-  Supports in production of special shows and projects as needed.

-  Orders graphics and writes banners for assigned news-related stories and segments.

-  Pulls specific video and soundbites.

-  Coordinates video, graphics and soundbites with the control room team during segments.

-  Communicates with anchors and correspondents on segments.

-  Works with Digital Line Producers and editors to clean up and update segments after they air.

-  Bachelor’s degree.

-  Minimum 5 years working in broadcast journalism.

-  3+ years experience writing copy for network, cable and/or local TV news in a major market.

-  Background in journalism and TV, including strong news judgment & critical thinking skills.

-  Impeccable grammar and spelling, experience in news writing and feature taped packages and ability to pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test.

-  Strong communication skills and ability to advise production assistants and junior staff in writing and editing broadcast copy.

-  Solid news judgment.

-  Command of AP style and broadcast writing.

-  Detail oriented with ability to work and write calmly and efficiently in high stress, intense deadline, live TV environment.

-  Be able to handle multiple assignments for regular programming as well as rolling breaking news coverage.

-  Ability to work well in a team environment.

-  Available for early morning, nights, weekends, holidays - this is a 24-hour network.

-  Knowledge of ENPS preferred.

-  Line producing experience.

-  A deep understanding of political news.

-  Strong understanding of digital and social media.

-  Knowledge and an enthusiasm for the future of digital media.


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




Hiring Salary Range: $68,000.00 - 70,000.00. 


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