Ticker Operator

Ref#: 30837
CBS Business Unit: CBS Sports Network
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
CBS Sports Network is searching for a motivated, self-starting sports enthusiast to join its Operations team as a Non-staff / Freelance Ticker Operator. The position will report to the Director, Operations and is a fit for someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about sports, is proactive and has a desire to contribute to the network. 

This role will assist in the production of content for the ticker to provide content and context while ensuring the accuracy of live news-and-information. 

  • Writing and editing news and information in a real-time environment
  • Making editorial decisions
  • Ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of on-air content
  • Researching original content for use on-air
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, etc)
  • Extensive knowledge of NCAA football and basketball, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and other sports
  • Willingness to work weeknights, weekends and holidays
  • Highly proactive and organized with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Strong communication and written skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and maintain a professional ‘can do’ attitude at all times 
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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