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CBS Corporation Digital Associate Producer, Face the Nation in Washington, District Of Columbia

Digital Associate Producer, Face the Nation

REF#: 33429


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC


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 Face the Nation Associate Producer (Digital) is responsible for ensuring Face The Nation reaches the largest possible digital audience.

Working closely with the broadcast and digital teams and the homepage editors, the AP (Digital) strategizes on how to dramatically extend the reach of our broadcast brand content by identifying highly resonant moments on our air and making our digital channels a home for the best in CBS News' political analysis.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • You'll work with Face the Nation moderator and producers to identify the key moments from our broadcast footage that are likely to resonate with online audiences

  • You'll work with the CBS News Digital & social teams to strategize on what treatment and roll-out will help elevate those moments on each platform

  • You'll take a lead in coordinating with digital teams (CBSN, on what Face the Nation content will be available and when

  • You'll write text stories and clip moments from air using our proprietary in-house tools, and write headlines for text and video in collaboration with our social and SEO teams

  • During the week, you will curate a feed of CBS News political content making Face the Nation's social pages go-to destinations for political junkies, even when Face The Nation is not on the air. You'll liaise with the head of social for best practice and strategy.

  • CBS News has multiple digital audiences with a diverse range of characteristics. You'll develop a deep understanding of what resonates with each group and find stories that connect with them.

  • Your work will appear on, on our social accounts, on CBSN and via OTT platforms.

Who You Are

  • You have a keen eye for the sharable moment in any piece of reportage and the key line in a script that is likely to resonate specifically with online audiences.

  • You're curious about how audiences behave, react to footage and how to reach them - we'll equip you with the tools to understand how CBS News content performs across the board, and you'll help broadcast teams understand what's catching fire online.

  • You're a web-native political news fanatic who is able to work confidently across teams in a fast-paced news environment.

  • You're collaborative and opportunistic - you love to see good work soar and want to help everyone in our organization succeed at every opportunity


What you bring to the team:

  • 3-5 years newsroom experience

  • Demonstrable political news writing skills and an ability to edit video

  • Working knowledge of rundown software like ENPS, basic CMS fluency, and familiarity with editing video in Avid/Premier

  • Fluency with Photoshop

  • Understanding of basic SEO concepts



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