News Writer/Producer (Full-Time)

Viacomcbs Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 2 months ago

REF#: 37198

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV's satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

KPIX -TV, based in San Francisco, is seeking a News Writer/Producer that can produce compelling, succinct, clear news scripts under tight deadlines. Write stories according to station policies, editorial style and rundown. Research and evaluate news stories and sources. Video edit stories on desktop server system. Assist in the producing of news segments and breaking news special reports. Produce newscasts as needed. Exercise sound news judgment and align with KPIX News editorial standards.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should have the following experience and skills:

  • At least 2 years of television news writing.

  • Experience on Inews/ENPS or equivalent news computer system.

  • Ability to create clear, compelling, succinct news stories from raw materials including: unedited video, reporter notes, desk notes, telephone interviews, wire copy.

  • Writing style that is straightforward uses active voice and is conversational.

  • Ability to produce urgent and dynamic newscasts making use of all production elements creatively.

  • Experience working with video editing systems.

  • Familiarity with news feed services CNN Newsource & CBS Newspath.

  • Must possess excellent production and management skills.

  • Ability to respond rapidly and effectively to breaking news.

  • Related college degree and/or equivalent preferred.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit at desk for long periods of time and operate keyboard

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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 www.viacbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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News Writer/Producer (Full-Time)

Viacomcbs Inc.