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Associate Producer

34081

Washington, DC, US, 20036

Other
Washington
Full-Time
Hybrid

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.  

 

The CBS News Political Unit is seeking a creative and enterprising Associate Producer with strong research skills and political reporting background to be an integral member of our unit. The ideal candidate will have a strong command of journalistic standards, a keen attention to detail, and excellent newsgathering & writing skills, as well as a strong knowledge of, and passion for covering campaign politics. They must also be calm and efficient during breaking news-- and a collaborative member of a newsroom.

Additional duties include:
•    Exercise editorial judgment in selection of political content 
•    Prepare research packets for primary and election night coverage, as well as maintain political calendar of events
•    Logging/exacting political feeds
•    Learning how to shoot video for political coverage, including events, live shots, interviews and transmission via LiveU technology 
•    Develop political contacts with campaigns , engage in political reporting for unit, which includes all CBS News digital and linear platforms including CBS Streaming & CBS Radio
•    Able to quickly turn around critical information for air, verifying its accuracy while simultaneously getting interviews and video coverage of the news event
•    Exercise editorial judgment in pitching  political stories for all platforms
•    Effectively juggle communicating information to the senior leadership at each news platform, control rooms, assignment desks, and their field team  
•    Aide and work with correspondents, producers, digital journalists and other members of the Political Unit in a supporting role
•    Work with CBS News social media team on providing content from Political Unit
•    Assist w/ managing the political calendar for the Political Unit
Skills/Experience:
•    The ability to work in a fast-paced environment, deal with intense deadline pressure, and react with smart programming ideas and creative storytelling
•    Strong communication skills 
•    You are a self-starter while also taking direction from senior producers and political director
•    Must be able to work under deadline in a fast paced environment
•    Strong editorial judgment and excellent writing skills
•    Understanding of newsgathering and live streaming, and other digital transmission technology
•    STRONG research skills and familiarity with public and private records databases, such as Lexis Nexis, AP Planner and campaign databases
•    Must be willing to work flexible hours (possibly late nights & weekends as needed
•    Comprehensive knowledge of current political events, current events and emerging trends


 

 

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: Washington DC