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Per Diem Newswriter/Producer


Chicago, IL, US, 60602

Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations’ digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.

The station group’s properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations’ premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group’s websites and mobile applications.



Conceive and execute daily news programs. Looking for energetic, aggressive, visual show producer/writer to bring creative, fresh ideas to a newscast.



  • 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 compliant 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 insure 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.



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



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.


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


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Chicago