CBS Corporation Per Diem Photographer in Chicago, Illinois
Per Diem Photographer
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time
JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL
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.).
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To cover news events and stories as a photojournalist for CBS 2 newscasts, local programming, support social media strategies and cbschicago.com. ENG field technician duties include but not limited to professional operation of broadcast cameras, digital microwave and satellite ENG vehicles, non-linear editing systems, and IP based broadcast applications.
Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience with all aspects of ENG news coverage, including Sony HD cameras, Edius non-linear editing, ENG lighting, microwave and satellite transmissions. Edit news stories under deadline pressure, while maintaining editorial integrity.
Operate microwave and/or KU trucks
Safely operating company vehicles, including microwave equipped vans and trucks, on potentially long drives in all weather conditions.
Bring creativity and imagination to the job of broadcast storytelling
Ensure that all daily show production deadlines are met
Take extreme care to ensure that news equipment is protected from theft and damage.
Consistently contribute to editorial process in team environment with story ideas and attention to production strategy.
Other duties, as assigned.
Results-Oriented and Innovative
Excellent storytelling skills
Ability to work under deadline pressure
PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Five years’ experience as a photographer and editor, preferably in a top 20 market.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field.
Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable
Strong non-linear editing background, including Edius
Valid Illinois drivers license
SNG experience with DOT certification a plus
Drone ENG experience with FAA Part 107 certification a plus
Strong computer skills
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled