Temporary Job

Per Diem Producer / Newswriter

CBS Television Stations

Chicago, IL 03-15-2024
  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Per Diem Producer/Newswriter

This is a temporary position.

Conceive and execute daily news programs. We are looking for upbeat, aggressive, visual show producer/writer to bring creative, fresh ideas to a newscast!

Primary accountabilities:
• Must have solid news judgment and ability to support overall quality of the newscast with keen eye for detail, including spelling, fact checking, balance and fairness.
• Create and write factual updated and compelling news copy that is aligned with news strategies. Strong tease and copy writing skills. Ability to order graphics.
• Strong communication skills.
• Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.
• Must be able to manage live on air and in control room decision making. Knowledge of control room automation preferred.
• Must ensure daily show production deadlines are met.
• Must be knowledgeable in digital/social media platforms and ability to contribute to station strategies.
• Proficient desk top editing skills required. Screen and edit from both linear and non-linear services to select relevant and engaging pictures and sound.
• Must be willing to work hours as assigned.
• Vacation-relief show producing duties.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Must be willing to join the WGA union.

Core competencies:
• Proven successful track record and innovative.
• Ability to write and edit broadcast copy and promotions.
• Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure.

Preferred education and experience requirements:
• Three years' experience as a newscast line producer, preferably in a top 20 market.
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or similar field.
• Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqjnn1-3-238-235-248-42 in your application.