Full Time Job

Reporter

CBS Television Stations

Chicago, IL 10-16-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
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

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