News Associate, Washington DC BureauApply
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, 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.
The CBS News Associates Program is a highly competitive, entry-level program designed to identify outstanding aspiring journalists who can bring fresh and diverse insight to news production and news coverage. This program is designed to train future producers and is not intended for people who wish to be on-air.
This unique opportunity allows associates to rotate among a variety of broadcasts including "48 Hours," "60 Minutes," "The CBS Evening News," "CBS This Morning," "CBS Sunday Morning," "Face the Nation," Newspath, and the National Desk.
Primary responsibilities include conducting research, fact-checking, transcribing footage, running script, assisting on shoots, monitoring breaking news, pitching stories, attending planning and creative meetings and sourcing images and footage.
Applicants are interviewed throughout the year and hired on a rolling basis. A panel of CBS News staff determines the final candidates.
- Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Journalism, Broadcasting or Communications
- Must be detail-oriented, have strong writing and research skills and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
- Must have the confidence to pitch story ideas to show producers
- Ability to work weekends, holidays, early mornings, and/or overnight shifts
- Knowledge of camera equipment and video editing is preferable
- Newsroom experience/internship at a local station or network is preferable
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