Associate News Producer


Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Studio City


KCAL News has immediate openings for a full-time Associate News Producer at the Los Angeles Duopoly. You will be a key member of the news team that is essential to the overall image and growth of the station.

We are seeking a dedicated, efficient, accurate and creative writer for this position. You’ll write scripts, edit video, build graphics, and assist in the overall production of newscasts. You'll also assist in news cut-in production when necessary.

This is a Writers Guild of America position and membership in WGA is required.

Job function:

  • Assist Producer and fill-in, when needed, on Newscasts & Cut-Ins.
  • Must be an excellent storyteller and have the ability to craft a news story using words, pictures, sound, and graphics.
  • Excellent writing skills and copy-editing ability needed.
  • Must have proven control room experience and be able to smoothly handle live breaking news.
  • Build a compelling newscast with high production value in a competitive environment.

Knowledge and skill requirements:

  • Newswriting, line producing, editing
  • Collaborate effectively with a wide range of personnel to create compelling content.
  • Maintain a steadfast commitment to accuracy and fairness
  • Strong Tease/Promo writing
  • Generate story ideas and participate in editorial meetings
  • Understand & use digital tools such as social media & our OTT platforms to reach viewers and deliver news.
  • At least five years’ experience, preferably in a top 20 market
  • Strong people skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Experience with Avid iNEWS, and Grass Valley Edius System a plus.

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.  


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Hiring Salary Range: $70,772.00 - 99,788.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, 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.


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles