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ViacomCBS Video Producer, CBSN Originals in New York, New York

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound. Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter and Facebook.

Overview & Responsibilities

CBSN Originals is seeking a Producer to pitch, develop and produce original, engaging half-hour stories for our premium documentary series. We’re looking for a proven journalist who also has experience in documentary television and/or filmmaking, with a track record of producing compelling, provocative and intelligent stories.Specific responsibilities include:

  • Research, pitch, field produce Outline and script documentaries Light and shoot interviews, b-roll and stand ups

  • Direct field DP Collaborate with CBSN Originals supervisors during all phases of pitching, production, and post

  • Complete media management and organizational tasks associated with production

  • Coordinate and schedule productions, including booking travel, hotels, transportation, and submitting expense reports

  • Coordinate deliverables after the documentary is complete, including but not limited to: short article(s) about the doc, images from the doc, story summaries, clips for social media and promotion across company platforms, and repurposing materials for other formats across CBS News.

  • Producing projects from start to finish

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in video journalism or documentary production

Additional Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of journalism standards of attention to editorial detail and story balance as well as the appropriate use of audio & video edits.

  • Skilled in building narratives through visual story telling

  • Highly organized, with excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

  • Ability to work independently and remain deadline-oriented

  • Strong time management and ability to juggle multiple projects

  • Creative problem solver

  • Strong writing

  • A passion for bringing news stories and cultural topics to life

  • Ability to shoot B-camera when needed

  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere Pro a plus

  • Experience with both hosted and non-hosted formats is a plus

  • High level of skill with pro cameras


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.

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