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Ref#: 30040
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.).
Description:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Gather information about news stories and deliver information on-air during newscasts.   

 

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Enterprise content that is compliant with news strategies
  • Ability to accurately and creatively report daily news and breaking news
  • Report live and on-tape – scripted and unscripted
  • Work closely with producer to create compelling content
  • Write copy and order graphics
  • Participate in editorial meetings, contribute actionable enterprise content
  • Ensure that all daily show production deadlines are met
  • Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics
  • Prepare copy for use on-line, social/digital media and on radio
  • Other duties, as assigned.
 

CORE COMPETENCIES: 

  • Results-Oriented and Innovative
  • Ability to write and edit broadcast copy that is compliant with news strategies
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Appear comfortable on camera; receive feedback and adjust performance accordingly
  • Experience with non-linear shooting and editing, a plus
  • Knowledge of use of social media a must and ability to execute station’s social media strategy and efforts
Qualifications:

Required:

Preferred:


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:


Five years’ experience as a general assignment reporter, preferably in a top 20 market


Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field


Familiarity with Chicago area, strongly preferred


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