Per Diem Reporter - Arts
CBS Television StationsChicago, IL
Full Time Job
CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations' digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.
The station group's properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations' premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group's websites and mobile applications.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Review art and theater performances in Chicagoland area and deliver entertainment news on on-air newscasts.
• Ability to accurately and creatively review theatre performances
• Report live and on-tape – scripted and unscripted
• Write copy and order graphics
• Ensure that all show production deadlines are met
• Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics
• Prepare copy for use on-line, social/digital media and on radio
• Other duties, as assigned.
• Results-Oriented and Innovative
• Ability to write and edit broadcast copy that is compliant with news strategies
• Ability to work under deadline pressure
• Appear comfortable on camera; receive feedback and adjust performance accordingly
• Experience with non-linear shooting and editing, a plus
• Knowledge of use of social media a must and ability to execute station's social media strategy and efforts
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Five years' experience as a general assignment reporter, preferably in a top 20 market
Bachelor's degree in journalism or similar field
Familiarity with Chicago area, strongly preferred