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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? The CBS News Streaming Network is seeking a SEGMENT PRODUCER to work in its New York City Broadcast Center. All applicants will be reviewed and considered for a current or near-future opening.



Your Day-to-Day:

  • Researches and produces compelling segments that include quality sound, eye-catching graphics, effective use of maps and headline-grabbing banners
  • Receives assignments and guidance from Executive Producers and Line Producers to research and write questions for anchors for guest segments and exercises editorial judgment in selection of visual elements for segments
  • Coordinates with anchors and correspondents to inform them on subject matter and brief them on segment
  • 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
  • Works closely with senior staff on editorial content of show
  • Pitches and shapes clear and specific segment ideas with speed and accuracy in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
  • Serves as an editorial contributor in the control room during assigned segments to ensure smooth on-air production
  • Has thorough knowledge of control room and exercises appropriate etiquette
  • Exhibits calm demeanor in high pressure situations, including control room
  • Participates in daily staff editorial and production meetings
  • 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:

  • At least five years of experience working in a newsroom, preferably with experience writing copy at a national broadcast, streaming or cable news organization
  • Background in journalism and TV, including strong news judgment & critical thinking skills
  • Sophisticated knowledge of current events, politics and pop culture
  • Up to date on periodicals, including Op-Eds
  • Own and master the day’s international, national and political news
  • Impeccable grammar and spelling, experience in news writing and ability to pass comprehensive CBS News Digital writing test
  • Command of AP style and broadcast writing
  • Detail-oriented with ability to work and write calmly and efficiently in a deadline driven, 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 to work all shifts including early morning, nights, weekends and holidays as part of a regular rotation and as coverage needs require, as this is a 24-hour news network.


You Might Also Have:

  • Knowledge of ENPS
  • Line producing experience
  • A deep understanding of political news
  • Strong understanding of digital and social media
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for the future of digital media


This 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.


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