CBS Corporation Per Diem Newswriter in Chicago, Illinois
Per Diem Newswriter
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time
JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL
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:
Write news copy for anchors, under direction of newscast producer. Also, able to produce news shows as needed.
Work under extreme deadline pressure to create and write factual updated and compelling news copy that is compliant with news strategies.
Screen and edit from both linear and non-linear services to select relevant and engaging pictures and sound.
Work closely with reporters and video editors to produce story coverage, with an eye toward keeping the story both clear and succinct and compliant with news strategies.
Work closely with photographers in the field on breaking news and special assignments.
Support overall quality of the newscast with a keen eye for detail, including spelling, fact checking, balance and fairness.
Conceive, create or order graphics to support news copy.
Vacation-relief show producing duties and other duties as assigned.
Must be willing to work overnights and weekend mornings, and other hours as needed.
Knowledge of use of social media a must and ability to execute station’s social media strategy and efforts
Results-Oriented and Innovative
Ability to write and edit broadcast copy
Newscast producing skills
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Three years’ experience as a news writer or producer, preferably in a top 20 market.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.
Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable.
Experience with non-linear editing, a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled