Investigative Photographer/Editor & Producer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York


Put your creative, visual stamp on investigative content seen in major markets across the nation. CBS Television Stations is seeking an Investigative Photographer/Editor & Producer whose primary focus is shooting, editing and helping produce impactful investigative content of national importance that are localized for multiple markets, with compelling storytelling and innovative, multiplatform delivery. The Photographer/Editor & Producer will be associated with the CBS Innovation Lab, which serves CBS News and Stations, and experiments with next-generation storytelling.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Shoot and edit video, photographs and other visuals to build packages, story elements and longform content for multiplatform reporting and marketing.
  • Coordinate, archive and ensure safekeeping of video assets. Facilitate sharing of video between story collaborators, stations and network.
  • Help to ideate, research and build content with regular frequency and impact for the newscasts, specials, streams, websites and apps of CBS News and Stations.
  • Assist with vetting tips and story ideas to identify and prioritize original, timely and topical content with broad value to the audience.
  • Travel for and effect breaking news and severe weather content and live coverage.
  • Efficiently enhance newsgathering and investigative tactics to acquire information and story elements, such as developing relationships, cultivating sources, strategically landing interviews, navigating open records laws, and using computer-assisted reporting techniques.
  • Communicate frequently and optimally with respect and candor, and maintain highly collaborative, productive working environments and relationships with management and news personnel. Represent company expertly at all times in public interactions.
  • Work closely with management, producers and legal counsel in crafting accurate, well-documented, bulletproof content.
  • Maintain all company-issued technology, equipment and vehicles, and initiate troubleshooting/repairs with urgency.
  • Shoot and edit from various locations as needed for the gathering and presentation of content. Assists in researching and coordinating travel arrangements.
  • Must be willing to work an unpredictable schedule as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Must provide reel demonstrating expert videography, photography and editing skills.
  • 5+ years’ experience as investigative photographer or similar position in a medium to large market.
  • Track record of creating specialty/branded/investigative content that leads to accountability, change and broad recognition, as well as audience growth and brand definition.
  • Advanced skills required with video editing software Adobe Premiere Pro. Expertise required with graphic design and video effects, using software such as After Effects or similar.
  • Working knowledge of file-based video transfer software and bonded cellular transmit units such as LiveU or similar.
  • Advanced technical troubleshooting skills required.
  • Must be physically able to carry, shoulder and shoot with a broadcast ENG camera (25 lbs. or more) as well as carry necessary equipment (tripod, lights, microphones, etc.).
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Journalism or related degree preferred.

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.  


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Hiring Salary Range: $100,000.00 - 120,000.00. 


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.


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


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