Full Time CBS Digital Media Producer

Ref#: 30433
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, 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.).


CBS Chicago is seeking an experienced journalist to join our fast-paced news team as a full-time Digital Media Producer. This is an editorial position. The ideal candidate has unwavering news judgment.  The person also must possess strong news writing and copy-editing skills, the ability shoot video, and identify digital story trends. Candidates must be detail oriented and work well under pressure to meet demanding deadlines.


Prior experience in a newspaper, online or television newsroom is required.


This job requires flexible hours, including working weekends and evenings.



CBS Chicago digital media producers must possess a thorough understanding of online audience habits and audience acquisition strategies, including but not limited to:


  • Strong journalistic skills including news judgment, research, writing and editing.


  • Ability to shoot, edit video and optimize for all digital platforms, including our website and social media.


  • How to use SEO strategies in building headlines, stories, galleries, multimedia posts, etc.


  • Experience with multiple social media platforms on behalf of a brand or publication. Proven success driving traffic and brand through these platforms.
  • Successful execution of visual strategies to program compelling section fronts. 
  • Understanding of basic web analytics and how to apply them.




CBS Chicago Digital Media Producers are expected to apply the above concepts in the following parts of their job:

 Recognize and produce compelling text and video content into multimedia posts for CBSChicago.com and social media platforms. 

  • Help coordinate digital assignments between the CBS Chicago reporters and producers. Clear communication, teamwork, and attention to detail are essential.

    Make sure all daily content production is optimized using SEO strategies.

    Program website section fronts to engage digital consumers.
    Execute effective, company compliant messaging on Social Media, text and email platforms.

    Track daily web analytics and social trends and respond accordingly.

    EEO Statement:
    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
    < Back to job list