Freelance News Producer

Ref#: 34299
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Boston, MA, 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.).

We are looking for an energetic and creative freelance news producer/writer who thinks well beyond simply stacking and timing a show.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to, writing and producing WBZ and WSBK newscasts; gathering, evaluating, and writing, stories into newscast form to provide complete, accurate and compelling news coverage; working with anchors, executive producers, reporters and editors in refining, graphically enhancing, and adding production values to stories to produce a quality newscast. Successful candidate must have proven ability to enterprise story ideas to enhance viewership. Must have experience overseeing, editing, and back-timing newscasts and breaking news events in the control room to ensure a professional presentation of the newscast. ** Overnights and Weekends.


Minimum three (2) years as a writer or producer in a medium or large market preferred. Bachelor’s or technical degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred. Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Must be results-oriented, innovative and demonstrate teamwork;

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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