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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.


Opportunity

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


Advancement

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.


Equality

CBS Corporation places a high value on providing equal employment opportunities 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.


JOB OPENINGS:


POSITION: IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

The IT Support Specialist is responsible for providing first and second level support for both wired and wireless devices. IT tasks include user account creation, refreshing user devices, setting up user profiles, installing applications, user training, software updates, patch deployment, and asset tracking.

Admin tasks include; network printer support, daily server backups, document and monitor, and minor issues, maintain corporate compliance and documentation; configure, deploy, and support IT connectivity to broadcast equipment throughout the studio and transmitter sites.

Install a cabling system through pathways, spaces, raised flooring, horizontal cabling. Terminating, testing, and making inter-connections; assist the broadcast operations team with projects and emergencies.

Qualification and Experience

Proficient in Windows 10 and Office 365. Experience with macOS and Adobe Creative Cloud suite is nice to have

Proficient with mobile devices running iOS. Experience with Android is a plus.

Proficient with troubleshooting desktop and laptop hardware as well as network connectivity issues.

Experience with Big Fix, SCCM, JAMF, Avaya IP office, AWS, DHCP, CIDR, VLAN, PXE, Windows Server, Linux, VMWare WinInstall would be a plus

Qualities and Skills

Tech Savvy

Customer-focused

Team Oriented

Self-Motivated

Problem-solving

Meticulous and Methodical

COVID-19 Pandemic Safety Protocols

This position is considered an essential part of our daily broadcast operations, and some job tasks require a combination of on-site work and time worked remotely from home until further notice. This requirement includes the ability to adhere to and follow all Company Policies using PPE, including wearing a protective face covering and gloves. Practicing social distancing, frequent washing of hands, and sterilizing work area and equipment.

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POSITION: SALES ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

CBS Television Stations (WWJ CBS 62 & WKBD CW50) in Detroit is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter with previous experience in broadcast television, cable, and/or digital to join the country’s premier O&O broadcast group. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of growing transactional business, prospecting & closing new business, and experience selling across multiple screens and markets. Possessing a marketing mindset and an understanding of the role advertising plays across a variety of businesses is a must. Looking for a team player, with a drive to succeed in a goal-oriented, fast-paced sales environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Sell CBS properties and assets to advertising agencies & direct clients
  • Grow transactional account revenue and share
  • Develop new broadcast and digital business
  • Sell high-profile events and create customized advertising opportunities that help clients grow their business
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with marketing decision-makers
  • Accurately project and forecast revenue activity

Requirements

  • Possess excellent presentation, problem-solving and analytic skills
  • A proven negotiator who is effectively persuasive with all client types
  • The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, creative, energetic, and driven to succeed
  • Excellent time management skills and have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in traditional advertising platforms and products (Wide Orbit, STRATA, Salesforce, Nielsen, ComScore) would be a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel
  • Proven track record of sales success and knowledge of online sales offerings
  • College degree preferred

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POSITION: WEB PRODUCER (PART-TIME)

SUMMARY:

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

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • 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
  • An eye for good local and viral content
  • Experience with WordPress & Adobe Photoshop preferred.
  • Degree preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

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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.