Per Diem Reporter

  • CBS Corporation
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Nov 10, 2020
Full time Media-Journalism Television

Job Description

 

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Gather information about news stories and deliver information on-air during newscasts.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Enterprise content that is compliant with news strategies

  • Ability to accurately and creatively report daily news and breaking news

  • Report live and on-tape - scripted and unscripted

  • Work closely with producer to create compelling content

  • Write copy and order graphics

  • Participate in editorial meetings, contribute actionable enterprise content

  • Ensure that all daily 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.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

FUNCTION: Editorial/Publishing/Content

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.