Company Info

Paramount
New York, NY, United States

Executive Producer - CBS News Streaming (Weekends & Late News Coverage)

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Job Description:

The Executive Producer for the CBS News Streaming Network’s weekend and late news programming is a key decision-maker who leads live-news coverage and editorial planning on weekends and supports late news priorities during the week. The Executive Producer comes into each day with an eagerness to find compelling ways to tell and evolve stories through top-of-hour live updates and full streaming news shows on weekends and plays an active role in the editorial process by leading producers, assignment, and planning editors to prepare coverage plans that are comprehensive and represent the depth, breadth and diversity of our global news organization.

 

This role also encompasses interrupting the streaming network and leading the stream team during breaking news events on weekends, supports both breaking and planned news coverage during the late-night hours on weekdays, and serves as a fill-in newscast Executive Producer on weekdays.

The Executive Producer is a key contributor who demonstrates the ability to produce eye-catching and informative live journalism, is editorially rigorous and collaborative, and has a track record of thriving in a fast-paced newsroom while keeping calm during high-stress situations.

 

This role is based in New York City. While the role is eligible for Paramount Global’s hybrid work model, the minimum required in-office days are fixed on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesday nights.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead weekend Streaming team to produce and execute live coverage in the control room
  • Monitor breaking news on weekends and make critical decisions about whether to interrupt programming with live news coverage
  • Lead weekend team in the control room during breaking news events
  • Work with booking producers, planning and assignment editors, bureau chiefs, correspondents, and streaming producers to establish an editorial programming plan for the upcoming weekdays, ensuring programs feature comprehensive planned coverage and are always updated with breaking news
  • Participate in editorial and production meetings to develop insightful, original coverage
  • Commission and review research to prepare anchors for high-impact interview segments
  • Monitor CBS News weekend broadcast programming to determine which segments should be re-aired and commission editors to prepare those segments in advance
  • Make and communicate decisions about how to handle top stories that materialize late in the day
  • Write and distribute a daily evening handover note, clearly communicating the next day’s plan
  • Serve as fill-in executive producer for weekday news hours, leading an editorial team to produce live programming
  • Serve as key editorial leader in the newsroom and control room on weeknights to drive coverage during scheduled and breaking news, as well as special events
  • Create and support a positive work culture
  • Maintain the highest standards of CBS News

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least seven years of experience in broadcast journalism, with recent experience at a national or global broadcast, cable, or streaming news organization
  • At least five years of experience leading news teams to achieve extraordinary results
  • Experience producing & boothing live newscasts in a national news environment
  • Must be able to work early mornings, late nights, weekends and unpredictable hours on short notice based on news and coverage needs

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational skills that allow for balancing several projects at same time and prioritizing when needed


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.  

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Hiring Salary Range: $140,000.00 - 170,000.00. 

 

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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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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