Aerial Reporter/Photographer - UNION

Ref#: 28152
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Studio City, CA, US

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.).
KCBS2/KCAL9 TV, the CBS Owned & Operated Duopoly in Los Angeles, is seeking an experienced Helicopter Reporter/Photographer.  This position will report News LIVE for both stations, operate on-board camera and ENG equipment from our helicopter. This is a freelance position with one shift per week scheduled and additional backup shifts as necessary.  In addition to on-air duties, this position will represent the duopoly at a variety of public and station events, and perform other duties as assigned.

Principal Job Duties:

On-air helicopter reporting of news events while operating aerial geo stabilized camera systems in a KCBS – KCAL helicopter. 
•         Activating and operating microwave transmission systems, 2-way radio systems, and establishing live microwave signals to stations or other receivers, operate video recording devices.
•         Monitoring police and other agency scanners as well as online news sources (Twitter, etc.) during scheduled shifts to identify possible news events and report on those events
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in broadcast and production.
  • Knowledge and operation of aerial camera systems.
  • Understanding of Radio Microwave technologies.
  • Knowledge and operation of video recording systems.
  • Knowledge of Southern California roadways and landscape.
  • Ability to multi-task in high stress situations.
Must be willing to work weekend evenings and various shifts as scheduled.  Must be available as part of an on-call rotation

Educational requirements:

•    College degree preferred.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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