News Apprentice

Ref#: 29279
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Baltimore, MD, 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 Television Stations Group implemented the News Apprenticeship Program in 2005. The purpose of the Program is to develop strong newsroom leadership skills for those interested in behind the scenes editorial opportunities, as well as to attract a diverse pool of talented individuals who will contribute to our story selection and execution. In 2017, we are excited that WJZ-TV will be participating in the News Apprenticeship Program once more.

The Program will expose candidates to the various disciplines of broadcast journalism, from the assignment desk to newscast writing and producing, promotion writing, and news editing to special projects. The Apprentice will be working side by side with News Department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge. This is truly a unique opportunity for a recent college graduate who has a serious interest in pursuing a career in TV News. We are seeking individuals who are looking to work BEHIND THE CAMERA with an ultimate goal to be part of a Newsroom management team. This is not a position for candidates who want to be on camera.

Each Apprenticeship will be of a six-month duration, which may be extended, based on individual circumstances. Candidates who are selected will be paid an hourly rate of pay, depending on market size. Stations will make every effort to find employment for those candidates who successfully complete the Program, either within the station where the Apprenticeship took place, or at another CBS Television Station. However, successful completion of the Program does not necessarily guarantee future employment. Apprentices will be considered "at will" employees and the Program can end at any time during the apprenticeship period, at the Stations sole discretion.


Recent College graduate ( 2016 and 2017)

Must be Highly motivated and a self-starter

While a degree in Communications or Journalism is not required, strong writing skills are essential. Candidates will be required to take a broadcast writing test and will be asked to submit a one-page, single spaced essay on "Why I've Chosen Broadcast Journalism as a Career." Applications without the essay will not be considered.


Participation in college TV station, radio, newspapers or literary magazine will be taken into account. In addition, membership in any professional organizations such as RTNDA or other Journalist Associations will be considered.

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