CBS Corporation Per Diem Desk Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

Per Diem Desk Assistant

REF#: 32554

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-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:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To research, produce and publish groundbreaking, innovative multi-platform stories for CBS2 and CBSChicago.com. This position will have an emphasis on producing content for a digital first environment.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Propose and research story ideas of a hard news, enterprise nature, as well as contribute to daily news coverage.

  • Generate investigative stories through creation of original databases and computer-assisted reporting.

  • Collaborate with reporters to produce investigative reports that are visually compelling and informative.

  • Conduct interviews.

  • Write web stories as assigned.

  • Manage assignment desk as needed

  • Work at direction of assignment editor to follow up on story tips and make beat checks.

  • Answer questions from public on matters related to news programming.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented with a natural curiosity to find information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field

  • Prior internship in broadcast newsroom, desirable

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled