CBS Corporation Communications Director, DC Bureau in Washington, District Of Columbia

Communications Director, DC Bureau

REF#: 30886

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS News

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC

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 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.

DESCRIPTION:

The Communications Director for the DC Bureau manages the communications and media-relations for the Bureau. The CD works closely with the executive team and DC based correspondents and producers, and is the principal on-the-record spokesperson for all Washington Bureau matters, in addition to any matters related to CBS News’ political reporting, polling, or the press pool.

The CD works closely with Face the Nation's Producers including earned-media on Face the Nation interviews, show announcements and broadcast publicity. It is the responsibility of the CD to pitch and garner media attention for CBS News’ Washington talent and executives, and earned media for coverage and pieces produced in Washington.

As the election cycle ramps up, the CD will help plan, execute, and staff CBS News’ earned media strategy during the 2020 election cycle, including the presidential primary and general debates, the RNC and DNC, and Election Night coverage.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications

  • Candidates for the position of Communications Director at CBS News must have the following qualifications:

  • College level or higher education

  • A minimum of 5 years communications experience working in public relations, media, or politics

  • Strong communication skills—both written and verbal

  • News judgement and understanding of politics

  • A wide range of strong relationships with members of the political & media press corps

  • Ability to keep calm under pressure and multi-task

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EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled