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Per Diem Reporter

9361

Chicago, IL, US, 60602

Other
Chicago
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

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.  

 

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

 

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

 

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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Nearest Major Market: Chicago