Per Diem Newswriter/Producer

Ref#: 33626
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.).

Conceive and execute daily news programs. Looking for energetic, aggressive, visual show producer/writer to bring creative, fresh ideas to a newscast.



  • Must have solid news judgment and ability to support overall quality of the newscast with keen eye for detail, including spelling, fact checking, balance and fairness.

  • Create and write factual updated and compelling news copy that is compliant with news strategies.  Strong tease and copy writing skills.  Ability to order graphics.   
  • Strong communication skills.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must be able to manage live on air and in control room decision making.  Knowledge of control room automation preferred.

  • Must insure daily show production deadlines are met.

  • Must be knowledgeable in digital/social media platforms and ability to contribute to station strategies.

  • Proficient desk top editing skills required.  Screen and edit from both linear and non-linear services to select relevant and engaging pictures and sound.
  • Must be willing to work hours as assigned.

  • Vacation-relief show producing duties.  Other duties as assigned.



  • Proven successful track record and innovative.
  • Ability to write and edit broadcast copy and promotions.
  • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure.
  • Three years’ experience as a newscast line producer, preferably in a top 20 market.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.
  • Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable.

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