Coordinating Producer, Social Media
CBS NewsNew York, NY
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CBS News is the news and information division of CBS, dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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CBS This Morning is seeking an innovative and hardworking Coordinating Producer to join the fast-paced CBS News Social Media & Trending Content Team.
The ideal candidate will have strong management experience and be fluent in the best practices of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. S/he must understand the most current content strategies utilized by these platforms and be equipped to create videos, articles, headlines and share language that best play to each of those platform's algorithms and unique characteristics. S/he must have experience in video production and in covering breaking news, with the proven ability to write smart, catchy and accurate language on a variety of topics. S/he must be able to identify the most shareable and newsworthy nuggets from longer pieces, then identify how those nuggets can best be translated into social assets. And s/he must have the ability to quickly and skillfully edit other producers' work, in the mediums of both text and video.
The duties of the Social Media Coordinating Producer will include, but not be limited to:
Translating CBS News television packages into digital videos tailored specifically to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok
Writing trending news stories for CBSNews.com
The ability to strategize and launch original content, as well as identify the correct repurposing of show content.
Be an active participant during the show's editorial meetings to identify ways to expand the stories we are working on to social.
Identify moments from longer broadcast pieces that would make good sidebar stories
Producing and editing shareable videos and quote graphics
Proactively identifying stories and social activity trending online and how we can use it
Composing social headlines and share language consistent with the CBS This Morning brand
Copy editing language from other CBS This Morning social producers
At least 5 years of social media or television experience in a news environment
Degree in journalism, communications or related
Strong social media skills with demonstrated portfolio of work
Strong writing skills with demonstrated portfolio of published work
Strong news judgment and instincts
Video editing experience
Knowledge of graphic design and Photoshop
Ability to multitask?
Team player who is able to work with a diverse group of people
Deep familiarity with social media audiences, best practices and analytics
Ability to work well with others under tight deadlines
Willingness to work newsroom hours, which including evenings, weekends and holidays