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Work for a company with a long history of success and be a part of an award-winning team. The CW50 staff is comprised of dedicated and enthusiastic people who each possess unique talents and abilities. The Emmys, The Telly Awards, The Associated Press News Awards, The Michigan Association of Broadcasting Awards are just a few of the many awards achieved by employees at CW50.


CW50 provides careers in business, commercial production, design, engineering, office services, programming, promotions, public affairs, and sales.


We take note of hard work and promote from within. There are also plenty of opportunities for relocation at one of our many stations across the country.


CBS Corporation places a high value on providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a diverse workforce. We work hard to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, and we strive to make our workforce reflect the rich diversity of our society. CBS Corporation recruits and hires without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

We offer excellent benefit packages for our full-time employees.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401k with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
    Life insurance

WKBD CW50 Detroit welcomes your cooperation in its recruitment efforts. If you know of individuals who might be interested and qualified for this position, please refer them to us as indicated in the description.

Please do not mail, email, or fax resumes to our offices. Only qualified candidates considered will be contacted for an interview.


A controller



WWJ-TV CBS 62 / WKBD-TV CW50 Detroit has an immediate opening for a Controller who will oversee the financial operations, strategic business planning, and compliance for the duopoly television stations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Partner with station management to ensure the stations’ financial resources are being used in the most effective and efficient manner.
  • Oversee all accounting processes, preparation & reporting of monthly financial statements, developing monthly forecasts and annual budgets, financial analysis and administering SOX compliance.
  • Maintain the stations’ general ledger, accounts payable, payroll and accounts receivable functions.
  • Coordinate annual budget process and presentation including out-of-market meetings with division executives.
  • Monitor and oversee expense control of the stations and be proactive with cost reduction leadership.
  • Ensure the station is in compliance with GAAP accounting theory and have proper internal controls.
  • Work with Local/Corporate Human Resources on HR-related matters.
  • Work with various station vendors to develop pricing and negotiate contracts.


  • At least 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in roles of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting management.
  • Results-oriented, innovative and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work in a team environment, multi-task and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate leadership and manage daily team operations.
  • Previous television or industry experience required.
  • Oracle accounting system experience is preferred.
  • College degree required, with an Accounting or Finance major, CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Out-of-market and outside normal business hours availability required.

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The Digital Sales Assistant will assist the Digital & Sales/Marketing Manager in the development of new revenue opportunities and ongoing account management of new/existing campaigns. Working with internal teams and external clients/partners, the Digital Sales Assistant will be proficient in all areas of digital sales support to ensure the team’s overall digital success.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Create customized Digital Sales presentations for Account Executives.
  • Assist with creation of Digital Sales packages and materials, including localizing national sponsorship opportunity decks.
  • Work with the Digital & Sales/Marketing Manager in coordinating Digital Sales projects and/or exclusive revenue opportunities for the station.
  • Creates spec (sample) digital ads for clients to be included in Digital Sales presentations.
  • Accurately enter, revise, and maintain Digital orders across multiple platforms, including generating contracts and file maintenance.
  • Assist Account Executives with digital artwork requests and work with the Creative Services Department to secure creative for digital campaigns.
  • Serve as station liaison for trafficking campaigns with ad operations, and coordinating/trafficking campaigns with external partners.
  • Track pacing and performance of digital campaigns to ensure delivery. Able to re-cap Digital and campaigns upon request.
  • Update and maintain weekly spreadsheets of revenue booked, competitive data, etc
  • Provide digital content as needed, and attend Marketing events off-site (may include evenings and weekend work)
  • Perform general clerical duties including, but not limited to: handling phone calls, filing, photocopying, binding, mailing, and other administrative duties.


  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint & Excel. Social media savvy.
  • Understanding of Wide Orbit, Google DFP, Google Analytics a plus. Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Photoshop also a plus.
  • Must have strong written communication skills and the ability to think creatively.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and pay close attention to detail.
  • Requires good verbal communication with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Degree preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Prior experience in digital media is a plus.

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The Web Producer produces compelling content for CBSDetroit.com & CW50detroit.com, under the guidance of the Digital Content Manager, and writes/schedules posts across station social media accounts. The primary goal is to create engaging content to assist with building site traffic and growing social media reach.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Under leadership from Digital Content Manager, creatively brainstorm and produce compelling articles, videos, & interactive content to resonate with local users
  • Schedule and write social media posts for all CBS Detroit & CW50 Detroit accounts
  • Assist in adapting TV materials to CBSDetroit.com & CW50detroit.com
  • Work to increase traffic through outreach to other content aggregators
  • Help represent the stations in the online sphere (station websites and social media), interacting with users, answering comments, and addressing inquiries as they arise.
  • Work with Digital Content Manager to maintain the overall integrity of websites


  • Excellent writing skills (and copy-editing skills) a must.
  • Thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and work under tight deadlines
  • Self-starter
  • Must be social media savvy
  • Eye for good local and viral content
  • Experience with WordPress & Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos/videos – knowledge of Final Cut Pro &/or Adobe Premier is a plus.
  • Degree preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.Apply Here

This is the only method in which applications will be accepted for open positions. Please include a cover letter with your resume.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview.  We regret that we cannot accept phone calls or respond to individual inquiries.

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WKBD-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is the continuing policy of CW50 to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.