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ViacomCBS Reporter/MMJ in Minneapolis, Minnesota

REF#: 36131

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

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:

  • The Reporter/MMJ is responsible for enterprising smart, dynamic reports across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin for WCCO-TV, WCCO.com and CBSN Minnesota.

  • Must be able to shoot, write and edit daily stories.

  • Generate, pitch and deliver stories that lead newscasts and perform high-energy and engaging live shots.

  • Responsible for keeping up-to-date on current, local events and news across our area as well as the country and world.

  • Must be able to interact with viewers/users on social media sites.

  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

  • Ensure that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues in News, Digital, Promotion, Production and Engineering on daily assignments and special projects.

  • Participate in community events and station activities, because WCCO cares about making its community better.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Must be a strong emotional storyteller with superior on-air presence

  • Must have strong videographer and editing experience

  • Must be curious, creative, results-oriented and committed to teamwork

  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule in a 24/7 news environment in addition to standard hours

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license

Preferred:

  • College degree; BS/BA in Journalism/Communications

  • Two years of reporting in broadcast television

  • Political knowledge a plus

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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