New York, NY, USA
Freelance Video Producer
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.
CBS News Streaming is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter who executes the needs of various CBS News shows regarding audio, video, graphics, while maintaining the on-air quality of CBS News Streaming, CBSNews.com, CBS News YouTube pages, Paramount+, and other platforms where CBS News is on.
Ideal candidates must be able to edit video and help produce other associated elements for programming, while taking direction from editorial producers and show liaisons. They must also be able to multitask and have experience with Avid Media Composer, Avid Media Cloud UX, and SonyCi for delivering videos.
CBS News Streaming is looking for someone with a passion for journalism, news and current events, and who can collaborate with producers and reporters to transform ideas into visual reality.
If you are an innovative, creative video editor who thrives working in a fast-paced live news environment, we’d love to hear from you!
Day to day responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Edit videos ranging from: quick-turn around VOs, SOTs, NATPKGs, PKGs, headline opens, syndicated 30 minute to hour-long programming, short and long-form documentary-style packages, while maintaining sound news judgment throughout the process
Elevate audio-visual quality of all elements that air on CBS News and its other platforms
Juggle multiple edits for news shows and breaking news situations
Quality control videos that go on air and on Crispin
Collaborate with fellow editors and producers
Keeping relevant stakeholders updated with assignment progress
Deliver video assets to various stakeholders, and distribute on-demand video content
A minimum of 3-5 years work experience producing and editing video for broadcast or digital streaming news production
Fluent in Avid Media Composer
Ability to handle intense deadline pressure and continually react to breaking news in a calm, streamlined and efficient manner
Ability to provide creative solutions, multitask, and prioritize assignments well under extreme deadlines
Excellent editorial judgment and a superior eye for spotting compelling video
Strong understanding of media management
Demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with others, both in person and remotely
Basic photo-editing skills
Strong writing and communication skills
Strong organizational skills and work ethic
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Slack
Ability to work flexible hours, holidays and weekends
Must be willing to work in CBS News' broadcast center in New York at a minimum of 4x a week
Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience
Familiarity in Adobe Suite (specifically Premiere, Photoshop, Encoder, and Audition) are a plus
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication or other discipline emphasizing storytelling and multimedia creation
Experience shooting with ENG cameras and and three-point lighting
Experience with green screen studio setup
Familiarity with special effects, 3D and compositing
Additional job requirements:
Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples (include web address when submitting a resume)
Must be able to pass an edit test
Hiring Hourly Range: $60.908 - 60.908
The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, 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.
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