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CBS Corporation Per Diem Desk Assistant/Assignment Editor in Chicago, Illinois

REF#: 34776

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-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:

To assist assignment editor, reporters and producers in daily news coverage.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work at direction of assignment editor to follow up on story tips and make beat checks.

  • Answer questions from public on matters related to news programming.

  • Conduct interviews, as needed.

  • Organize printed scripts for production staff and talent.

  • Run assignment desk, as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

QUALIFICATIONS:

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

  • Prior internship in broadcast newsroom, desirable

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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