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Newswriter Part-time

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CBS Corporation.

San Francisco, CA

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Newswriter Part-time


San Francisco


Newswriter Part-time




CBS Television Stations


Part-Time (without benefits)




San Francisco, CA


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


Write compelling, succinct, clear news scripts under tight deadlines.

Write stories according to station policies, editorial style and rundown.

Research and evaluate news stories and sources.

Video editing of news stories.

Assist in the producing of news segments and breaking news special reports.

Exercise sound news judgment and comply with KPIX News editorial standards.


Mandatory Professional Requirements

Applicants should have the following experience and skills:

At least 2 years of television news writing.

Experience on Inews/ENPS or equivalent news computer system.

Ability to create clear, compelling, succinct news stories from raw materials including: unedited video, reporter notes, desk notes, telephone interviews, wire copy.

Writing style that is straightforward uses active voice and is conversational.

Experience working with video editors, providing edit instructions.

Experience using FCP or other desktop editing systems.

Familiarity with news feed services CBS Newspath and CNN.

At least 2 years of line producing in a medium/major market.

Must possess excellent production and management skills.

Ability to write compelling news teases.

Ability to respond rapidly and effectively to breaking news.

Must have control room experience with live breaking news coverage.

Related College degree and/or equivalent preferred.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to sit at desk and operate a keyboard for long periods of time.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – “the Eye” – one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.

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