Topical Researcher

Ref#: 29306
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, 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' 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 Late Show with Stephen Colbert is immediately seeking a topical researcher, with a concentration on social media, for the show’s editorial departments.

  Primary Responsibilities:

  • Tracking social media for trends, breaking news, current events and all things pop culture, then curating that info for the editorial/writing team.
  • Identifying, understanding and explaining trends as seen in a wide variety of social media outlets — the obvious ones and those that are under-the-radar.
  • Understanding what works for our show and does not, identifying what might work for us even if it's outside our norm and then having the ability to explain why we should pay attention.

  • Three years of television production, journalism, academic research or equivalent.
  • Acute attention to detail. 
  • Keen interest in all genre of news – political, entertainment/pop culture, domestic, international.
  • Familiarity with Nexis a plus.

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