CBS Chicago is seeking an experienced journalist to join our fast-paced news team as a per diem Digital Media Producer. This is an editorial position.
Greater Chicago Area
May 12, 2023
CBS Chicago is seeking an experienced journalist to join our fast-paced news team as a per diem Digital Media Producer. This is an editorial position. The ideal candidate has unwavering news judgment. The person also must possess strong news writing and copy-editing skills, the ability to shoot video, and identify digital story trends. Candidates must be detail oriented and work well under pressure to meet demanding deadlines.
Prior experience in a newspaper, online or television newsroom is required.
This job requires flexible hours, including working overnights, weekends and evenings.
CBS Chicago digital media producers must possess a thorough understanding of online audience habits and audience acquisition strategies, including but not limited to:
- Strong journalistic skills including news judgment, research, writing and editing.
- Ability to shoot, edit video and optimize for all digital platforms, including our website and social media.
- How to use SEO strategies in building headlines, stories, galleries, multimedia posts, etc.
- Experience with multiple social media platforms on behalf of a brand or publication. Proven success driving traffic and brand through these platforms.
- Successful execution of visual strategies to program compelling section fronts.
- Understanding of basic web analytics and how to apply them.
CBS Chicago Digital Media Producers are expected to apply the above concepts in the following parts of their job:
- Recognize and produce compelling text and video content into multimedia posts for CBSChicago.com and social media platforms.
- Help coordinate digital assignments between the CBS Chicago reporters and producers. Clear communication, teamwork, and attention to detail are essential.
- Execute effective, company compliant messaging on Social Media, text and email platforms.
- Program website section fronts to engage digital consumers.
- Make sure all daily content production is optimized using SEO strategies.
- Track daily web analytics and social trends and respond accordingly.
Day, Evening, Overnight