CBS Corporation Per Diem Newswriter in Chicago, Illinois

Per Diem Newswriter

REF#: 28363

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:

Write news copy for anchors, under direction of newscast producer. Also, able to produce news shows as needed.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • 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

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Results-Oriented and Innovative

  • Ability to write and edit broadcast copy

  • Newscast producing skills

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Preferred:

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.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled