CBS Corporation Editor/Writer in New York, New York

Editor/Writer

REF#: 29335

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Radio

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

ABOUT US:

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets - including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio - as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit www.cbsradio.com.

DESCRIPTION:

1010 WINS, New York's one and only all-news station is looking for a news editor and writer to work in our fast paced iconic newsroom. As an editor you must have excellent editorial judgment and a deep understanding of current events, national politics, and local news. WINS writers are people that can take news copy and turn it into a story that sounds like a conversation on the city streets. If you understand that compelling writing, great story-telling, and creative use of sound make for a great news product then we want to hear from you. The ideal candidate will be a passionate news junkie with his/her finger on the pulse of NYC.

New York is the greatest, most diverse city in America. Our stories reflect the people, issues, politics, and quality of life the city.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:


Thrives under unrelenting deadline pressure.


Supervises on-air product, including editorial content


Select stories for coverage and manage editorial product in conjunction with News managers


Oversees line-up of newscasts and makes changes as necessary


Organizes and delegates assignments


Coordinates breaking news/weather coverage.


Extensive writing under deadline pressure


Ability to continuously update copy throughout shift


Must be able to read and understand complex material and turn it into easy to understand copy


Ability to follow breaking news and update source copy in station


Work with a team of seasoned professionals


Strong ability to incorporate audio into written stories


Have working knowledge of legal guidelines, FCC rules, etc. and how they apply to your writing


Candidates must be expert in audio editing and Social Media.

Additional requirements:

  • You must be able to work in one of the most fast-paced radio newsrooms under the most demanding deadlines anywhere.

  • You must have the ability to assign and write for major breaking news stories, tragedies, lighter stories, celebrities, newsmakers, and thrive in an environment where your work is subject to intense public scrutiny.

This position requires a minimum of 3-5 years of major market experience as a broadcast producer/writer.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled