ViacomCBS Per Diem Sports Producer in Chicago, Illinois
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:
Line produce, organize and edit sportscasts within daily news programs on as-needed basis.
Prepare, coordinate, and edit on-air material for daily sportscasts.
Work under extreme deadline pressure to create compelling sportscasts, in consultation with executive producer and sports anchor.
Ability to shoot with prosumer camera when needed.
Monitor and log televised sports events.
Conceive, create and order graphics.
Field produce, as needed.
Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics.
Contribute story ideas
Other duties, as assigned.
Creative, organized, and results-oriented
Line producing skills.
Experience with non-linear editing. Edius edit system knowledge, a plus.
Experience with non-linear shooting, a plus.
Must have strong knowledge of Chicago-area sports
Knowledge of use of social media and ability to execute station’s digital strategy
Ability to work flexible schedule, as needed.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Two years’ experience as TV sports producer and non-linear editor, preferably in top 20 market
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field
Available to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled