Full Time Job

Writer, KPIX

CBS Television Stations

San Francisco, CA 05-06-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
KPIX 5 is looking for an expert news writer to join us. This is an overnight shift and must be able to work the Morning Show shift of 1 AM - 8:30 AM with at least one weekend day per week.

• Write compelling, succinct, clear news scripts under tight deadlines for broadcast and digital platforms
• Write content according to station policies, editorial style and rundown
• Research and evaluate news stories and sources
• Video editing of content for news broadcasts using Edius/Grass Valley system
• Assist in the producing of news segments and breaking news special reports
• Exercise sound news judgment and comply with KPIX News editorial standards

Basic Qualifications:
• At least 2 years of experience writing television news
• Experience on INEWS/ENPS or equivalent news computer system
• Related College degree and/or equivalent preferred
• Ability to create clear, compelling, succinct news stories from raw materials including: unedited video, reporter notes, desk notes, telephone interviews, and wire copy
• Writing style that is straightforward, uses active voice and is conversational
• Keen eye for detail including, spelling, fact checking, balance and fairness

Additional Qualifications:
• Experience working with video editing systems
• Familiarity with news feed services CNN Newsource & CBS Newspath
• Must possess excellent production and management skills
• Ability to respond rapidly and effectively to breaking news!

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Hiring Salary Range: $37,585.06 - 37,585.60.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6yoj8-3-239-95-36-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $37,585 to $37,586 Per Year ($ USD)