CBS Corporation Per Diem News Writer in Los Angeles, California

Per Diem News Writer

REF#: 27525

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Radio

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

ABOUT US:

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets - including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio - as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit www.cbsradio.com.

DESCRIPTION:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:


Edit and produce newscasts


Manage a near-continuous flow of information by writing and updating scripts, pursuing stories by phone, and assigning reporters.


Digital audio editing


Supervise and manage writers, reporters, and anchors and offer clear direction to all


Propose and contribute to daily and long-term coverage plans


Research and line up compelling interviews


Related newsroom duties as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

The right person for the job is an aggressive, energetic, enthusiastic, and creative team player and self-starter. Must have the desire and ability to write quickly, clearly, concisely, creatively, and with an edge. Must be able to write and edit compelling news stories under extreme deadline pressure. Must work well with others and interact well with the public. Prior major-market news writing and producing experience required. Strong multi-tasking skills required. Strong computer skills required. Familiarity with Los Angeles area including politics, geography, lifestyle, etc. preferred. Must be available to work all hours, overnights, and weekends and be amenable to changes in work shift. Required to join the Writers Guild of America.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled