CBS Corporation Reporter (freelance) in New York, New York

Reporter (freelance)

REF#: 26738

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY, 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:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:

  • Covering news events, writing stories and preparing for newscasts.

  • Researching information for accuracy, generating enterprising and relevant story ideas and following through the production and report of the same.

  • Shooting stories in the field with camera and tripod (equipment weighs up to 35 pounds).

  • Traveling to and reporting live from various locations and gathering sound for stories as needed (travel could be anywhere, typically, in the NY/NJ/CT area).

  • Presenting well-documented stories in an interesting manner while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and accuracy, sometimes covering stories under difficult work and weather conditions, doing whatever is necessary (within ethical guidelines) to obtain a story.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Three to five years of experience as a television reporter, handling a wide array of stories, in a large market preferred. Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications and/or Broadcasting preferred.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled