Chicago, IL, US, 60602




Work directly with Directors, Producers, and News managers to provide staging services during WBBM-TV local news productions for broadcast and streaming. Responsibilities include setting up and testing lighting and other television equipment, following the Director’s instructions, assisting performers, guests, and visitors, and making adjustments to sets. Keeping the set and stage clean between performances and removing any waste. Supporting company-wide productions and events on and off site. 


Additional responsibilities include but not limited to - 

  • Unloading materials and equipment from trucks
  • Setting up lighting, props, microphones, and other equipment
  • Testing equipment to ensure it is in working order before filming or a performance
  • Building and disassembling sets
  • Assisting technicians with the operation of lighting, sound, and video equipment
  • Assisting performers and guests
  • Operating curtains and quickly moving scenery and props during theatrical productions
  • Running errands upon request


  • Stage electric, stage carpentry, property persons, spotlight operators, and lighting operation and maintenance as required and directed. 
  • Knowledge of the basic parts of and operation techniques for lighting, sound, and video equipment
  • Physical ability to move heavy equipment from one location to another
  • Problem-solving ability to troubleshoot issues with equipment
  • Interpersonal skills to interact positively with cast members, crew members, vendors, and audience
  • Ability to use tools needed to build and strike sets
  • Strong oral communication skills to work with other crew members
  • Ability to move quickly to change scenery and relocate props during scene changes
  • Understanding of on-set and stage safety precautions
  • Shifts can include nights, weekends, early mornings, and holidays. 


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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Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Chicago