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Temp Communications Coordinator


Washington, DC, US, 20036

Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

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.  


The Communications Coordinator will support the CBS News and Stations communications team and work with the Washington D.C.-based publicists and journalists to develop strategies and tactics that generate publicity and increase brand awareness across CBS News. The role will support strategic communications for the editorial and reporting originating from the CBS News Washington Bureau, CBS News’ award-winning Sunday morning public affairs program "Face the Nation” and the only network evening news broadcast out of the nation's capital, the “CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell.”

•    In collaboration with the Washington, D.C.-based communications team, the coordinator will work with D.C.-based broadcasts and platforms, correspondents, producers, website editors, and social leads in promoting CBS News, including podcasts and streaming shows.

•    Support the strategic publicity efforts for “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” including drafting and distributing guest listings, broadcast transcripts, and ratings releases.
•    Distribute guest listings and editorial highlights.
•    Research and pitch creative placements, interviews, stories, and speaking opportunities for CBS News journalists and executives.
•    Help manage assets for awards materials and submissions, coordinating with teams across the division and wider communications team as necessary.

•    Maintain accurate correspondent bios, headshots, and fact sheets about CBS News journalists and programs originating out of Washington.
•    Maintain mailing and press lists.

•    Partner with Washington bureau leaders for internal events and employee engagement activities.
•    Collaborate with the department coordinator to ensure all documents are maintained and distributed in a timely manner with key stakeholders.
•    Help manage PR campaigns for assigned projects from development to implementation, with oversight/guidance from the wider team.
•    Regularly track media coverage and gather media recap reports.
•    Support event planning and execution for industry and company events.

•    Assist with administrative duties, including managing schedules, expenses and contacts. 



•    Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and provide attention to detail.

•    Strong, polished interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

•    Strong interest in and understanding of news, especially politics. 

•    Prior administrative experience. 

•    Strong verbal and written communication skills.

•    Collaborative and team-player.

•    High-level proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Slack. 



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


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC