Looking for a dynamic, aggressive, strategic-oriented newsroom leader to supervise all aspects of a multi-platform morning operation. Must be able to work with a team of individuals to produce original, well-branded, compelling content on digital, social, streaming and broadcast.
CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations’ digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.
The station group’s properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations’ premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group’s websites and mobile applications.
-Must have solid news judgment and story-telling skills -Accountable for content accuracy and fairness -Must be able to ensure content is competitive and compelling -Special attention to skills related to original/enterprise reporting, writing, graphics, story placement & handling of breaking news -Will be responsible for direct supervision of on-air, producing, writing and other staff -Knowledge of desk top editing, graphics management and control room automation -Must be willing to work with other departments on daypart needs -Social media skills a must -Other duties and hours as assigned -Compliance with CBS policies and procedures
-Proven successful track record as EP or newsroom management including leading strategic initiatives. -Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field -Familiarity with Chicago area is desirable
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • 5-years experience as an Executive Producer preferred • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar field. • Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable