Per Diem Desk Assistant
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 research, produce and publish groundbreaking, innovative multi-platform stories for CBS2 and CBSChicago.com. This position will have an emphasis on producing content for a digital first environment.
Propose and research story ideas of a hard news, enterprise nature, as well as contribute to daily news coverage.
Generate investigative stories through creation of original databases and computer-assisted reporting.
Collaborate with reporters to produce investigative reports that are visually compelling and informative.
Write web stories as assigned.
Manage assignment desk as needed
Work at direction of assignment editor to follow up on story tips and make beat checks.
Answer questions from public on matters related to news programming.
Other duties, as assigned.
Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented with a natural curiosity to find information.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field
Prior internship in broadcast newsroom, desirable
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled