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CBS Corporation Digital Booker - CBSLA Local Streaming Network/Per Diem/Non-Union in Studio City, California

Digital Booker - CBSLA Local Streaming Network/Per Diem/Non-Union

REF#: 33847

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Studio City, CA

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 Los Angeles is looking for a Digital Booker who is a self-starter who will support the CBSN Local Los Angeles live streaming network with strong research, development, and booking skills. Under the direction of the Executive Producers and Digital Line Producers, the Digital Booker will be responsible for researching background information, collecting visual elements, securing interviews and conducting pre-interviews. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, while remaining calm under pressure.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to* Book interviews and conduct pre-interviews

  • Brainstorm interview segment ideas based on current events and trends

  • Establish and maintain contacts with local experts on various topics

  • Collect all elements required for developing news reports on day-of-air and longer term deadlines, as well as breaking news

  • Provide input for show story ideas

  • Work on ad hoc projects as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of television booking and news gathering experience preferred; internship experience considered

  • News research experience required; demonstrated ability to obtain information under tight deadlines

  • Ability to book interviews and conduct pre-interviews for television required

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong written and verbal skills

  • Communication or Journalism degree, preferred

Referral Instructions:

All qualified candidates must apply to the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System: www.cbsandyou.com (internal applicants) and www.cbsla.com (external applicants). This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions.

NO PHONE CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE. Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview. We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries. CBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of CBS to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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