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CBS Corporation Digital Line Producer in Chicago, Illinois

REF#: 35763

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

It’s a new era in local news! If you have the innate curiosity of a journalist, and a passion for innovating, CBS 2 Chicago wants to hear from you. We’re looking for a Digital Line Producer to work on CBSN-Chicago’s local live streaming network. The DLP will be at the forefront of transforming our business model, working with the newsroom and control rooms teams to manage live and on-demand video content for our mobile, desktop and OTT platforms.

The DLP leads 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 maximizing SEO and shareability of CBSN-Chicago content. This role requires close coordination with news managers and broadcast line producers during live news programs.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Demonstrating expertise in timing in a control room environment.

  • Coding and stacking rundown content in coordination with Associate DLPs and broadcast line producers 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.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

  • Thorough 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.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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