ViacomCBS Reporter / Weekend Anchor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA
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.).
Position Purpose: Report for commercial television news broadcasts as assigned and anchor weekend morning newscasts
This person will anchor Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts on KDKA-TV, and report for the weekday morning newscasts three days a week. Will turn content, front multiple live shots, write copy for the station’s website and use all social media to promote their assignments, both from the field and the desk
Effective communicator from the anchor desk and in the field with live reporting
Ability to multi-task while meeting deadlines
Excellent news judgment and ability to problem-solve
Key collaborator with team of producers, photographers, production staff and managers.
Strong live reporting skills; proven ability to react to breaking news situations
Skilled interviewer & creative storyteller and writer.
Able to generate own story ideas that are compelling and provide a viewer benefit
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
§ College Degree required.
§ At least 3 years’ experience reporting in a commercial broadcast setting including regular live reporting; daily live reporting preferred; proven experience generating enterprise or investigative story angles a plus.
§ Knowledge of social media and how to use it to promote to broadcast and the web; experience writing for the web required.
§ Knowledge of ENPS and iNews rundown systems and Grass Valley Stratus, and Edius editing solutions preferred
§ Experience with emerging media techniques and equipment in a newsroom setting a plus.
§ Must be able to work all shifts
§ SAG-AFTRA member
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