Producer, Transportation/Infrastructure


Washington, DC, US, 20036




CBS News is looking for a collaborative, creative, driven producer to research, develop, and build transportation and infrastructure content for multiple platforms! The successful candidate will have a track record of urgently identifying and generating breaking and day-of news content, as well as developing longer-term, in-depth enterprise content, while maintaining the highest ethics in news gathering and production. This person will work directly with a senior coordinating producer of the beat unit, and with CBS News and Stations correspondents, producers, photographers, graphic artists, and others to build breakthrough transportation/infrastructure news content across multiple platforms. Ability to collaborate, flex and multitask a must. The producer will assist with breaking news coverage and supply ideas to help distinguish our reporting.


  • Explore and report on new, important, compelling transportation and infrastructure content with clear value to the audience.
  • Facilitate highly effective collaboration and frequent communication inside the beat team, including reporters, producers, photographers, and managers throughout CBS News and Stations.
  • Write scripts independently and in partnership with other individuals.
  • Help coordinate daily workflow and content execution of reporters and photographers, including assignments, timelines, and resource prioritization.
  • Continuously engage in editorial processes, including pitches, story development, script approval, fact checking and legal review. Ensure completeness, balance, and diverse points of view in reporting, in addition to accurate, well-documented, bulletproof content.
  • Coordinate production elements, such as graphic design, digital layout, and talent presentation in the field or in studio.
  • Assist beat team in engaging with content marketing efforts on all platforms.
  • Efficiently use newsgathering and investigative tactics to acquire information and story elements, such as developing relationships, developing sources, strategically landing interviews, navigating open records laws, and using computer-assisted reporting techniques.
  • Understand, interpret, and simplify data and other complex information, and then communicate the points and themes to the team in a clear, concise way.
  • Urgently develop and implement angles to elevate breaking news, severe weather, and major story coverage.
  • May require producing in the field from various locations as needed for the gathering and presentation of content.
  • Must be willing to work an unpredictable schedule as assigned.


  • At least 10 years of continuous producing experience.
  • Knowledge: Deep understanding of reporting on transportation and infrastructure. Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Collaboration: Proven ability to champion collaboration across multiple news groups. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to cultivate and maintain valuable relationships.
  • Video shooting and editing skills preferred.
  • Travel: Willingness to travel at times to various markets.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in broadcast journalism, communications, environmental studies, or a related field.

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  




Hiring Salary Range: $115,000.00 - 130,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC