Per Diem Photographer / Editor

Ref#: 29548
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.).


To cover news events and stories as a photojournalist for CBS 2 newscasts, local programming, support social media strategies and  ENG field technician duties include but not limited to professional operation of broadcast cameras, digital microwave and satellite ENG vehicles, non-linear editing systems, and IP based broadcast applications. 



  • Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience with all aspects of ENG news coverage, including Sony XDCAM HD cameras, Edius non-linear editing, ENG lighting, microwave and satellite transmissions. Edit news stories under deadline pressure, while maintaining editorial integrity.
  • Operate microwave and/or KU trucks
  • Safely operating company vehicles, including microwave equipped vans and trucks, on potentially long drives in all weather conditions.
  • Bring creativity and imagination to the job of broadcast storytelling
  • Ensure that all daily show production deadlines are met
  • Take extreme care to ensure that news equipment is protected from theft and damage.
  • Consistently contribute to editorial process in team environment with story ideas and attention to production strategy.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Results-Oriented and Innovative  
  • Excellent storytelling skills
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure




·         Five years’ experience as a photographer and editor, preferably in a top 20 market.

·         Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.

·         Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable

·         Strong non-linear editing background, including Edius

·         Valid Illinois driver’s license

·         SNG experience with DOT certification a plus

·         Drone ENG experience with FAA Part 107 certification a plus

·         Strong computer skills

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