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Anchor/Reporter
Posted on: 
May 23, 2013

Title: Anchor/Reporter
Level: Union Non-Exempt (AFTRA)
Dept: NEWS
Date: May 2013

Purpose of position:

Gather information about news stories and deliver information on-air during newscasts.

Primary accountabilities:

  • Ability to comfortably, confidently & conversationally communicate with viewers
  • Must be able to guide viewers smoothly through breaking news situations
  • Enterprise content that is compliant with news strategies
  • Must be familiar with and able to participate in social media
  • Ability to accurately and creatively field report daily news and breaking news
  • Report live and on-tape — scripted and unscripted
  • Work closely with producer to create compelling content
  • Write copy and order graphics
  • Participate in editorial meetings, contribute actionable enterprise content
  • Ensure that all daily show production deadlines are met
  • Maintain an unequivocal commitment to accuracy, fairness and ethics
  • Prepare copy for use on-line and on radio
  • Other duties, as assigned

Core competencies:

  • Results-Oriented and Innovative
  • Ability to write and edito broadcast copy that is compliant with news strategies
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure
  • Appear comfortable on camera; receive feedback and adjust performance accordingly
  • Experience with non-linear shooting and editing, a plus

Minimum education and experience requirements:

  • Five years' experience as a general assignment reporter, preferably in a top 20 market
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or similar field
  • Familiarity with Chicago area, strongly preferred

Contact name: Jeff Kiernan
Shift: TBD
Supv Title: News Director
Suv Name: Jeff Kiernan

To upload a cover letter and resume, go to http://chicago.cbslocal.com/station/cbs-2/ and click on "For Info on Jobs with CBS."