CBS Corporation Broadcast Associate, CBS News Political Unit, Washington, D.C. in Washington, District Of Columbia

Broadcast Associate, CBS News Political Unit, Washington, D.C.

REF#: 31120

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS News

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC

ABOUT US:

CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

DESCRIPTION:

The CBS News political unit is seeking an Associate Producer with strong reporting skills to cover the midterm elections. Utilizing sound editorial/news judgement, he/she will have a demonstrated ability to report on elections, candidates, issues and trends across the country, to cultivate sources, and to write for CBSNews.com.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years’ of journalism experience, and the ability to thrive in a deadline driven news environment. He/She will have superior writing, editing and research skills, and strong relationship-building skills. Understanding how traditional news stories translate into great digital content, He/She will write stories for CBSNews.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements:

  • Report on midterm elections and candidates, issues and trends across the country, helping tell the story of the evolving political landscape, voter trends, and voter enthusiasm

  • Write stories for CBSNews.com, keeping within brand

  • Research the key political races and candidates for the 2018 midterms, as well as issues and trends that will affect voter turnout

  • Track fundraising, early state visits, and midterm involvement of potential 2020 candidates

  • Assist polling unit in producing content to bring polls to life

  • Organize tape for broadcasts’ use

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience working in a deadline driven, news environment

  • Highly developed relationship-building skills

  • Strong editorial/news judgement with ability to prioritize and work calmly under pressure

  • Strong writing and editing skills; Avid preferred

  • Ability to travel and work weekends on short notice when necessary

  • Broadcast, Print or Digital experience covering politics, White House, or Congress preferred

  • College degree in broadcast journalism, history, or political science strongly preferred

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EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled