Digital Line Producer
CBS Television StationsChicago, IL
Full Time Job
CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations' digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.
The station group's properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations' premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group's websites and mobile applications.
If you have the innate curiosity of a journalist, the creativity of a storyteller, and a passion for innovating – CBS 2 Chicago wants to hear from you. We're looking for a Digital Line Producer to own the team of content creators on CBSN-Chicago, our local news digital streaming network. The DLP is at the forefront of transforming our business model to prioritize the needs of a streaming audience, working with the newsroom and control room teams to manage live and on-demand video content for mobile, desktop and OTT platforms.
The DLP manages a team of Associate Digital Line Producers to code and stack rundowns. The DLP also takes on many content creation responsibilities from writing headlines, to producing long-form specials, to maximizing SEO and shareability of CBSN-Chicago content. This role requires close coordination with news managers and broadcast line producers during live news programs and special coverage events.
We are seeking someone with demonstrated expertise in timing in a control room environment.
Coding and stacking rundown content in coordination with Associate DLPs and broadcast line producers regarding video, graphics, scripts and other elements.
Anticipating the needs of the show with regard to video, graphics, scripts and other elements.
Coordinating with news managers and broadcast line producers during live news programs.
Building show rundowns.
Shooting and editing video in a non-linear platform.
Other duties, as assigned.
Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous
Preferred education and experience requirements:
• 2 years' experience in creating and building show rundowns in cable, broadcast or digital environment.
• Demonstrated success operating in a fast-paced control room.
• Ability to work under extremely tight deadlines to write headlines and edit video for live digital broadcast.
• Detailed knowledge of social media and the competitive digital news environment.
• Familiarity with Edius or other non-linear editing systems.
• Familiarity with iNews.
• Available for early mornings, nights, overnights, weekends, holidays; this is a 24-hour streaming service.
• Experience with Crispin and iNews a big plus.
• Understanding of SEO.