Broadcast Associate- Evening News (DC)

Ref#: 37253
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, US

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 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.


The CBS Evening News is a Broadcast Associate, DC based:

The CBS Evening News Broadcast Associate is an entry-level position which supports all members of the broadcast.   The ideal candidate is a team player with exceptional organizational skills, is detail-oriented, and has the ability to both multi-task and keep a calm head under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude.

  • General news desk duties (answer telephones, various administrative assignments).
  • Assist producers in various capacities (transcribe tape, retrieve archive tape, research stories).
  • Set up logistics for Zoom interviews and log interviews for producers.
  • Log data for various Washington, DC political stories.  A good knowledge Washington DC political key figures is desired.
  • Prepare (“break”) scripts nightly for Anchor.
  • Attend twice daily rundown meetings (morning and afternoon).  Pitch future stories at morning staff meeting.
  • Assist Producers in all bureaus as needed (feeding tape, etc).



--  Internship or comparable experience working on a news broadcast.

--  College degree desired.
--  Able to work under pressure and under strict deadlines.
--  Strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills.
--  Able to work occasional weekends.

EEO Statement:

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