" CBS is expanding its coverage of the environment. We seek a talented reporter/host for Internet video broadcast. We are looking for smart, creative, hard working up and comers, who can bring great energy, creativity and a dash of humor to our coverage. A deep interest in the environment and sustainability issues will serve you well.
You are wicked smart, funny, irreverent and hip, oozing enthusiasm and creative energy. This position requires strong people, reporting, story telling and writing skills. Managing tight deadlines should be second nature. Knowledge of the enviro beat is a big plus, but not a requirement.
Responsibilities include reporting and hosting two to three news packages per week plus daily writing for our blog. You should be comfortable using a video camera and the Internet. Be prepared to see America. Heavy domestic travel."
No knowledge of the enviroment required, and must have story telling abilities.
Pretty much sums up what the news agencys already have, but when you throw the part about being funny, hip, and irreverent, thats where the difficulties are encountered.
It's just darned hard to be cheerful when talking about the presumed destruction of the world by the hands of man.
The extent of editorial intelligence at CBS News right now.