CBS Corporation Producer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


REF#: 29681

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA


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.).


Position Purpose: Execute KDKA/WPCW’s mission for a particular newscast.

Primary Responsibilities:

Producing newscasts as assigned; writing for other newscasts as assigned

Required Skills:

Ability to multi-task and manage a show under pressure in and out of the control room, providing leadership and effectively communicating with all newscast team members

Ability to meet deadlines

Excellent broadcast writing skills, including teases

Ability to understand news stories, how they impact viewers and how to best communicate that in words and visuals

Ability to use and manage multiple resources to produce a compelling show including: video, sound, graphics, multiple studio standup locations including "Storyteller" or similar technology, multiple live reporters via KU, ENG, IP transmission and helicopter

We’re looking for a creative producer, not just a show stacker; a team player with great people skills who can take direction from managers and execute the station’s mission for a newscast


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

College Degree required

At least two years’ experience producing a commercial TV newscast required

Familiarity with non-linear editing and playback systems preferred

Familiarity with social media and how to use it to generate and promote stories a plus

Experience managing reporters using emerging forms of live transmission (i.e. LiveU, Dejero, Skype, Facetime, etc.) in addition to traditional ENG and KU modes a plus

Must be able to work all shifts


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled