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Writer/Producer, CBS Chicago (WBBM)

CBS Chicago

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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the dynamic world of news media, spearheading the captivating narrative of CBS Chicago across various platforms? We’re on the lookout for a phenomenal and creative writer/producer to craft compelling promos, social media content, and marketing collateral that not only tell a story but make audiences eager to experience it firsthand!


  • Crafting the Narrative: Take charge of strategically conceptualizing, writing, and editing on-air and digital promotions, ensuring they resonate with our diverse audience.
  • Strategic Brilliance: Devise and implement ingenious marketing and branding strategies for news topicals, franchises, image campaigns, and station projects. Your goal? To communicate clear messages in new and innovative ways.
  • Social Media Specialist: Give your creative flair to multiple social media platforms, engaging our audience with content that stands out in the digital crowd.


  • A minimum of five years of experience in television news promotion, news marketing, or a related creative field.
  • Tech Savvy: Proficiency in Adobe Premiere CC and Adobe Creative Suite is a requirement. Knowledge of graphics and visual effects is a definite plus.
  • Submit a reel for review is required.
  • Digital Dynamo: Showcase your proficiency in social media, digital, and brand management, proving you’re always ahead of the curve.
  • Visual Storytelling: Understand the art of visual and creative storytelling, staying on top of the latest trends in new media. Seamlessly navigate between traditional and new media landscapes.
  • Wordsmith: Weave your magic as a strong writer, armed with a wealth of experience in crafting compelling content for digital and social platforms.
  • Digital Maestro: Demonstrate applied knowledge and a commanding presence on social media and digital platforms.

Join us in crafting the next chapter of CBS Chicago’s story. If you’re passionate about storytelling, a social media guru, and a creative powerhouse, we want to hear from you! Submit your resume and reel to embark on this exciting journey with us.

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.

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