Full Job Description
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS News
JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
We are seeking an exceptional, experienced FREELANCE candidate to be part of the editorial team as part of content creation and editorial newsgathering process for CBS News Radio. Responsibilities include editing of audio content for air and stations use, writing lead-in lines for anchors and stations and interviewing newsmakers for on-air content. You will will be asked to assist in verifying facts and the accuracy of material and information from sources and newsmakers. You must have the ability to write news stores for radio broadcast format. Candidate must have experience working in a newsroom and min-to-minute deadline environment.
Position requires at least 1-2 years relevant experience at a network, station or media organization or similar experience in a newsroom and on-air broadcasts. Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills. Person must be extremely organized and have strong writing skills, motivated, self-starter who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
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