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CBS Corporation Breaking News Anchor in Chicago, Illinois

Breaking News Anchor

REF#: 32988

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

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:

CBS (WBBM-TV) has an opening for an experienced Anchor to join our news team. The ideal candidate brings credibility, dynamic presentation, and confidence to our newscasts. The successful candidate is an outstanding communicator on air, online and on social media platforms. We are looking for a leader who works well with the team and can successfully execute the station mission. The ideal candidate must be able to gather and anchor breaking news with a high degree of skill and passion. To be considered, you must be willing to work any shift and agree to shoot and edit video using a light consumer-grade camera.

Required Skills:

  • Comfortably report live and recorded, scripted and unscripted, with clarity, accuracy and confidence

  • Collaborate effectively with a wide range of personnel to create compelling content and newsworthy stories

  • Maintain a steadfast commitment to accuracy and fairness

  • Write clearly and understand how to captivate readers/viewers, and use video and graphics to illustrate story facts and ideas

  • Deliver strong live shots, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and accuracy

  • Build sources, generate story ideas and participate in editorial meetings in order to engage our audience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience on air, preferably anchoring in a top 20 market

  • Must possess a college degree or equivalent experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong social media skills to connect with viewers and drive them to our newscasts and the web

  • Work independently with initiative and passion for breaking news

  • Lead and innovate news gathering and presentation on set

  • Experience shooting and editing with Prosumer camera

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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