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Newswriter/Producer

9347

Chicago, IL, US, 60602

Other
Chicago
Full-Time

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.  

 

POSITION:
Conceive and execute daily news programs. 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 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.


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.

 

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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ViacomCBS believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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As ViacomCBS begins the process of returning to the office in the US, there are a few key dates to keep in mind

  • The first dose of the Moderna vaccine should be no later than November 29.
  • The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be no later than December 6.
  • The J&J vaccine should be administered no later than December 27.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago