CBS Corporation Digital Media Journalist - Freelance in Boston, Massachusetts

Digital Media Journalist - Freelance

REF#: 29426

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




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.).


CBSBoston Digital Producers are expected to apply the below concpts in the following parts of their job:

  • Work with WBZ-AM and WBZ-TV newsroom to produce compelling multi-media news experiences for the digital consumer.

  • Recognize and produce compelling audio and video content into multimedia posts for

  • Help coordinate digital assignments between the CBS Boston Digital, WBZ-AM and WBZ-TV teams.

  • Clear communication, teamwork, and attention to detail are essential.

  • Execute effective, company compliant messaging on Social Media, text and email platforms

  • Program website section fronts to engage digital consumers. make sure all daily content production is optimized using SEO strategies

  • Track daily web analytics and respond accordingly.


CBS Boston is seeking an experienced, part-time digital media producer to work with our fast-paced

news team. This is an editorial position. The ideal candidate has unwavering

news judgment, strong news writing and copy editing background. Candidates must

be detail oriented and work well under pressure to meet demanding deadlines.

Prior experience in a newspaper, online, radio or television newsroom is a must. This job requires working weekends and evenings.

CBS Boston digital media producers must possess a thorough understanding of online audience habits and audience acquisition strategies, including but not limited to:

*Strong journalistic skills including news judgment, research, writing and editing.

*How to use SEO strategies in building headlines, stories, galleries, multimedia posts, etc.

*Strong web headline writing and understanding of how it differs from headline writing

for newspaper, radio or television

*Successful execution of visual strategies to program compelling

modules and section fronts.

*Understanding of basic web analytics and how to apply them


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled