Fact Checker, CBS News Confirmed


New York, NY, US, 10019 Washington, DC, US, 20036

New York



CBS News is seeking a meticulous Fact Checker 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 unprecedented pace, this dedicated team will ensure that the high journalistic standards pioneered by CBS News are upheld.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about politics and will work with our team of fact-checkers to help us achieve our goal of combating mis/disinformation in our storytelling. They will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of editorial initiatives using cutting edge fact-checking technology and products.


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


  • Verifying that all facts and claims in a story are accurate and are represented in a non-biased way

  • Reading through notes, audio and transcripts

  • Checking court records, video footage, research documents, any materials that may or may not have been used while researching and reporting on our network

  • Identifying holes in stories and discovering misleading claims with the use of different platforms and techniques

  • Researching and writing original, high-quality fact checks while following strict editorial standards and tight deadlines for a mix of audiences


Basic Qualifications:


  • 5+ years of professional newsroom, fact-checking, or other editorial experience

  • Experience in political research with a strong understanding of the political landscape


Desired Qualifications:


  • Excellent writing, editing, data verification and fact checking skills – doing so while under deadline for short turnaround news broadcast items

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and can remain impartial while writing on complex and sensitive topics

  • Familiarity with Deepfake Detection System techniques

  • Ability to discover and flag misleading claims using different platforms and techniques

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced newsroom setting and adjust efficiently to changing assignments

  • Ability to work closely with editorial, management and other key partners

  • Ability to interact with a wide variety of people using diplomacy tact and discretion

  • Strong writing, grammar and AP style background.


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 cbsnews.com, 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,  CBSNews.com, 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 CBSNews.com 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: $90,000.00 - 100,000.00. 


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