CBS Seeking 'Irreverent,' 'Hip' Journalist for Eco-Beat (No Knowledge Required)
CBS is getting desperate.
â€śCBS is expanding its coverage of the environment,â€ť the ad reads. â€śWe 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.â€ť
So you would think such a job would require a science background or years of covering environmental news? Not exactly.
â€śYou are wicked smart, funny, irreverent and hip, oozing enthusiasm and creative energy,â€ť the ad reads. â€śThis 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.â€ť
Ironically, the ad shows irreverence to what kind of carbon footprint the job duties might require. The ad includes: â€śBe prepared to see America. Heavy domestic travel.â€ť
That would continue CBSâ€™s efforts across the country. In September, CBSâ€™s â€śThe Early Showâ€ť showed viewers how one Florida family went to extraordinary lengths with high costs to lower their carbon footprint.