CBS News, News Associate Program (Freelance)


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)


CBS News is seeking candidates for the News Associates Program in NYC. This is a competitive, entry-level program aimed at placing emerging journalists throughout CBS News. News Associates rotate among CBS News broadcasts and departments.


This is an on-site freelance position based out of NYC.



  • Work with newsroom management to support news coverage and show production
  • Conduct research and fact-checking
  • Transcribe footage and sourcing images for the production teams.
  • Run scripts
  • Assist on shoots
  • Monitor sources, including social media, wires, and local/national news to assist in newsgathering efforts
  • Pitch stories for various platforms
  • Attend planning and creative meetings



  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism or related field
  • Prior journalism experience
  • Must be willing to work on-site with some local travel for field shoots
  • Candidates should be prepared to work various shifts including overnights, holidays, and weekends
  • Must have a strong knowledge of news and current events
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Should have the ability to multi-task, is highly organized, and detail-oriented
  • Proficiency in shooting and video editing preferred
  • Proper work authorization to be employed within the United States 

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: $$21.00 per hr.. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, 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.  


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City