Summer 2020 Web Development Intern

Ref#: 35918
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Division Overview:

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 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

Role Details:

Candidate is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining production front-end code for a high-volume, high-traffic end-user facing website. Collaborating with Engineering, Product, Design, Marketing, QA, Operations and Editorial teams. Working from design deliverables and/or written specifications, the web intern is responsible for the development of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.  This position requires communication skills along with good organization and collaboration abilities.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Backend: PHP, Node.js, AWS services

  • Frontend: 

    • Cutting edge Web APIs (such as Service Workers with push notifications),JS (Vue, riot.js, mostly vanilla JS with a little jQuery mixed in), CSS (we use SCSS for structure, and Flex Grid for positions), SVG sprites

    • Support for third party services (like AMP, Apple News)

    • Javascript powered apps for devices (OTT, legacy Apple TV, Samsung, Vizio)

  • Performance: 

    • Navigation Timing API, etc

  • Source Control: 

    • git

  • Docker based local environment

  • Time commitment: full-time, 40 hours per week during our regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm) but times may vary per team
  • This is a paid internship and can also be for university credit if it meets your university's guidelines

What you bring to the team: 

You have – 

  • Web Standards, the DOM, cross-browser & cross-platform HTML

  • CSS positioning, HTML/CSS architecture

  • JavaScript (vanilla and Frameworks)  and AJAX (w/ Restful API access)

  • PHP or equivalent server-side web development language (JSP,, etc.)

  • JSON fetching and parsing

You might also have – 

  • Familiarity with BEM naming conventions for CSS

  • SASS or LESS

  • Familiarity with optimization for web. For example, using sprites, minimizing the number of requests made to the server, etc.

  • Sketch for design deliverables

Additional requirements:
  • Intern must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Must be at least 18 years old
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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