Per Diem Hair & Makeup Artist

Ref#: 29296
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-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.).


Exciting, challenging and rewarding job as a makeup artist for a large market television station.  The hair and makeup artist works closely with various teams to visually interpret the makeup and hair requirements for the talent to produce a creative and technically accurate visual representation.  Will be responsible for the design, application and continuity of hair, make-up and grooming of our anchors, reporters and guests.  This is a high volume, fast paced environment and the right candidate must be able to adapt to schedules and deadlines while providing high quality results while in accordance with the design and concept of the production.  


  • Experience working on a variety skin tones and must understand lighting and age appropriate makeup.

  • Experience working on different hair textures and lengths.  Must be able to achieve desired styles, blow dry, use the appropriate hair products and use techniques to create specific looks.

  • Has an eye for style and feels confident in ability to offer fashion advice to talent, providing guidance and wardrobe planning for anchor team.

  • Ability to achieve clean looks for HD camera shots under unique lighting environments.

  • Required to standby on set to touch up makeup and hair between takes, address extra shine on face or perspiration, etc.

  • Performs additional tasks as required which may include additional time for promo shoot makeup, hair and wardrobe styling.

  • Comfortable offering recommendations and feedback tailored to each individual.

  • Accepts and welcomes feedback from management and talent on the results.

  • Artist will provide all materials (makeup, styling products, and equipment) necessary to perform duties.


  • Results-oriented and innovative
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and time constraints
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily and in a timely matter. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.





  • Television/film experience, preferably five years in top 20 market. 

  • Online portfolio or demo reel demonstrating a variety of looks on screen.

  • Maintain current knowledge, skills, and standards of available makeup, beauty, and styling products and techniques.

  • Available to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays

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