Data Journalist, CBS News Confirmed


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York



CBS News is seeking a Data Journalist for its newly developed CBS News Confirmed team. Many factors present threats to our credibility and to the trust our audiences place in us. As technology changes at an unprecedentedly pace, this dedicated team will ensure that the high journalistic standards pioneered by CBS News are upheld.


The ideal candidate will be a tech savvy journalist who thrives on using data and graphics to tell impactful stories. They'll be excited to pitch, report and build data-driven pieces while collaborating with editors, producers, designers and developers. A heightened curiosity about key news-of-the-day topics, especially critical political events, is key!


The duties of a Data Journalist for the CBS News Confirmed unit will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Pitching data-driven stories and graphics.
  • Crafting data visualizations based on your reporting and research.
  • Partnering with other team members and assist with data research for graphics, including generating political maps.
  • Participating in interdepartmental brainstorms, offering feedback and perspective.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in journalism, communications or related
  • At least 5 years reporting and building data visualizations
  • Strong writing and editing skills with demonstrated portfolio of published work
  • Experience using quantitative information to tell stories


Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven engineering habits, including commenting code and using version control
  • Proven skill handling data sets, writing code and crafting impactful graphics in a newsroom context
  • Familiarity with a data-visualization library and standard design software applications
  • Previous experience collecting and cleaning data using the best visualization practices
  • Demonstrated ability to visualize complex ideas in a clear, accurate and intelligent manner
  • Ability to multitask and perform at the highest levels under stress and tight deadlines
  • Team player who is able to work with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Strong writing, grammar and AP style background
  • Strong news judgment and instincts


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: $85,000.00 - 95,000.00. 


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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City