Full Time CBS Digital Media Producer

Ref#: 34246
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.


  • Execute effective, company compliant messaging on Social Media, text and email platforms.


  • Program website section fronts to engage digital consumers.


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


  • Track daily web analytics and social trends and respond accordingly.


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