CBS Corporation Per Diem Digital Media Producer in Chicago, Illinois

Per Diem Digital Media Producer

REF#: 28348

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.).


PURPOSE OF POSITION: CBS Chicago is seeking an experienced journalist to join our fast-paced news team as a part-time Digital Media Producer. 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.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES: CBS Chicago 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.

  • Experience with multiple social media platforms on behalf of a brand or publication. Proven success driving traffic and brand through these platforms.

  • Successful execution of visual strategies to program compelling section fronts.

  • Understanding of basic web analytics and how to apply them

CORE COMPETENCIES: CBS Chicago Digital Media Producers are expected to apply the above concepts in the following parts of their job:

  • Work with WBBM-AM and WBBM-TV newsrooms 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 Chicago Digital, WBBM-AM and WBBM-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.





Prior experience in a newspaper, online, radio or television newsroom is a must.

This job requires flexible hours, including working weekends and evenings.


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