CBS Corporation Per Diem Desk Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

Per Diem Desk Assistant

REF#: 26937

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

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:

To assist assignment editor, reporters and producers in daily news coverage.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:


Work at direction of assignment editor to follow up on story tips and make beat checks.


Answer questions from public on matters related to news programming.


Conduct interviews, as needed.


Organize printed scripts for production staff and talent.


Run assignment desk, as needed


Other duties, as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Preferred:

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

  • Prior internship in broadcast newsroom, desirable

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled