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CBS Corporation Researcher in New York, New York


REF#: 35079

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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 Late Show with Stephen Colbert is hiring a Researcher. This person will be tasked with providing The Late Show writers & producers with information related to the show's monologue and news-driven segments. He/she will be proactive in their search for the day's big stories while also responsible for fact-checking and doing deep dives.

  • Research experience is a must, specifically in politics, as well as in pop culture and science - everything from the latest on the government's happenings to what's trending on Twitter & Instagram to what's new in the world of robots.

  • This candidate will be responsible for reading and curating current events and news stories.

  • He/she will scour TV networks, websites and social media for news relevant to our audience, digesting and understanding the stories, able to explain them to a room full of comedy writers and producers.

  • Fact-checking and ability to do deep-dives required.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience

  • Strong editorial judgement as to what stories work for our audience and which facts/details are relevant to our show.

  • Strong grasp of political news and knowledge of the inner workings of government

  • Experience in research for a news outlet or similar platform

  • At least two years of television production, journalism, academic research or equivalent

  • Acute attention to detail

  • Interest in all genre of news - political, entertainment/pop culture, domestic, international


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