CBS Corporation Per Diem Graphic Artist in Chicago, Illinois

Per Diem Graphic Artist

REF#: 28831

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

CBS 2 in Chicago is looking for a creative Designer/Animator to work on a freelance basis.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Create impactful, daily news graphics and special packages, adhering to the CBS brand. Conceptualize and execute engaging on-air animations for promos, shows, commercials, corporate presentations, etc. This position will work directly with the Art Director, writer/producers, editors and other graphic artists.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent typography, design and color theory practices.

  • Strong design/animation skills and in-depth understanding of After Effects and industry standard plug-ins.

  • Proficient in the Adobe CC Suite and Mac OS workflow.

  • Cinema 4D working experience.

  • Must be highly organized and able to follow instructions completely and accurately.

  • Strong multi-tasking ability with excellent problem solving ability.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work unsupervised, to tight deadlines.

  • Flexible schedule, last-minute, holiday, vacation relief coverage.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • A sound grasp of post-production processes and services for broadcast.

  • Must be dedicated, punctual and have a strong work ethic.

  • A comprehensive online design portfolio that demonstrates the above.

  • Knowledge of Chicago and its vicinity is an asset.

  • References may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Preferred:

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Arts Degree, 3+ years of work experience at TV station, network or agency experience preferred.

Please provide a link to a current portfolio.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled