CBS Corporation Reporter (freelance) in New York, New York
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
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.).
Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:
Covering news events, writing stories and preparing for newscasts.
Researching information for accuracy, generating enterprising and relevant story ideas and following through the production and report of the same.
Shooting stories in the field with camera and tripod (equipment weighs up to 35 pounds).
Traveling to and reporting live from various locations and gathering sound for stories as needed (travel could be anywhere, typically, in the NY/NJ/CT area).
Presenting well-documented stories in an interesting manner while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and accuracy, sometimes covering stories under difficult work and weather conditions, doing whatever is necessary (within ethical guidelines) to obtain a story.
Three to five years of experience as a television reporter, handling a wide array of stories, in a large market preferred. Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications and/or Broadcasting preferred.
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