• Chicago, IL, USA
  • Nov 14, 2021
Full time Journalist Media-Journalism Television

Job Description

CBS (WBBM-TV) has an opening for an experienced, real-time Anchor to join our news team. This is a unique position for an anchor to be self-sufficient and research, gather, write and present breaking news in real-time for the morning daypart on all platforms. The successful candidate is an outstanding communicator on air, online and on social media platforms. We are looking for a leader who works well with the team and can successfully execute the station mission and the vision for the position. The ideal candidate must be able to gather and anchor breaking news with a high degree of skill and passion. To be considered, you must be willing to work any shift and agree to shoot and edit video using a light consumer-grade camera.

Required Skills:
• This journalist must have proven technical experience with news gathering platforms, routers, and touch screens.
• Must be confident and comfortable in delivering content in an unscripted format on-air.
• Proven success in enterprising and reporting compelling stories.
• Must be able to edit video; utilize iNews rundowns; manipulate scripts and coordinate with crews in the field.
• Comfortably report live and recorded, scripted and unscripted, with clarity, accuracy and confidence
• Collaborate effectively with a wide range of personnel to create compelling content and newsworthy stories
• Maintain a steadfast commitment to accuracy and fairness
• Write clearly and understand how to captivate readers/viewers, and use video and graphics to illustrate story facts and ideas
• Deliver strong live shots, while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and accuracy
• Build sources, generate story ideas and participate in editorial meetings in order to engage our audience
• Minimum 5 years’ experience on air, preferably anchoring in a top 20 market
• Must possess a college degree or equivalent experience

Preferred Skills:
• Strong social media skills to connect all audiences on all platforms
• Work independently with initiative and passion for breaking news
• Lead and innovate news gathering and presentation while at a live desk.
• Experience shooting and editing with Prosumer camera

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