Per Diem Graphic Designer


Chicago, IL, US, 60602

Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)




WBBM-TV has an open position for an enthusiastic, bright, technically minded freelance graphic designer/animator to join a Creative Services Department that offers a wide range of work and mediums. The ideal candidate will create impactful, daily news graphics and special graphics packages while adhering to the CBS brand. They will conceptualize and execute engaging on-air animations for promos, shows, commercials, digital/social content, corporate presentations and more. This position will work directly with the Design Director, writer/producers, editors and other graphic designers.



- Strong design/animation skills and in-depth understanding of After Effects and industry standard plug-ins.

- Proficient in the Adobe CC Suite and Mac OS workflow.

- Excellent typography, design and color theory practices.

- Must be highly organized and able to follow instructions completely and accurately.

- Strong multi-tasking ability with excellent problem-solving ability.

- Excellent time management skills and ability to work unsupervised, to tight deadlines.

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- A sound grasp of post-production processes and services for broadcast.

- Must be dedicated, punctual, willing to learn and have a strong work ethic.

- Cinema 4D and/or VizRT working experience.

- Flexible schedule, last-minute, holiday, vacation relief coverage.

- Knowledge of Chicago and its vicinity.



-Bachelor of Arts Degree, 3+ years of work experience at TV station, network or agency experience preferred.

-Please provide a link to a current portfolio or demo reel demonstrating abilities. Candidates without work samples will not be considered.

-References may be required



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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Nearest Major Market: Chicago