CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time
JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL
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.).
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Gather information about news stories and deliver information on-air during newscasts.
Enterprise content that is compliant with news strategies
Ability to accurately and creatively report daily news and breaking news
Report live and on-tape - scripted and unscripted
Work closely with producer to create compelling content
Write copy and order graphics
Participate in editorial meetings, contribute actionable enterprise content
Ensure that all daily show production deadlines are met
Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics
Prepare copy for use on-line, social/digital media and on radio
Other duties, as assigned.
Results-Oriented and Innovative
Ability to write and edit broadcast copy that is compliant with news strategies
Ability to work under deadline pressure
Appear comfortable on camera; receive feedback and adjust performance accordingly
Experience with non-linear shooting and editing, a plus
Knowledge of use of social media a must and ability to execute station’s social media strategy and efforts
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Five years’ experience as a general assignment reporter, preferably in a top 20 market
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field
Familiarity with Chicago area, strongly preferred
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