Freelance Elections Analyst

Ref#: 35479
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

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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.


This is a temporary position beginning Dec 1, 2019 and continuing through the end of November, 2020.  

This person will assist the CBS Decision Desk team in preparation for their work covering the 2020 elections. Duties include helping evaluate computer models and systems, preparing and formatting database files, number-checking, locating and gathering state- and county-specific information and records, and assistance with data analysis including charts and maps throughout the fall campaign season. There may be opportunities to assist in producing materials and content for distribution.

This is a temporary per-diem position in New York City at the CBS News Broadcast Center. There may be an opportunity to arrange some flexibility in hours and/or telecommuting, or intermittently working from the CBS News Bureau in Washington, DC, but the successful candidate is expected to be available at the New York Broadcast Center during the Election season and during all election events.


Requirements Demonstrated, detailed knowledge of U.S. elections and elections procedures, and/or some graduate-level education in political science and voting behavior; ability to work under tight deadlines; experience using statistical software and facility with basic statistical methods is a strong plus;  ability to manage databases; demonstrated ability to produce election analyses is a strong plus.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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