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Politics Editor


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

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. is hiring a writer/editor for our politics vertical. We’re looking for someone with strong news judgment who can write and edit clear, accurate, fact-driven copy and craft compelling headlines on deadline in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of political news storylines and themes in the Capitol, White House and across the country. Scrupulous attention to detail, a cool head under pressure, and excellent communication skills are essential!


The hours for this role are Monday through Friday from 2-10 p.m. ET. You will need to work some holidays and shift your schedule as news breaks.


Your day-to-day:

  • React quickly to breaking news, writing and publishing articles and running live blogs.
  • Coordinate, produce and update web coverage of news segments, gathering the latest information from a variety of sources, always being mindful of CBS News standards.
  • Work with reporters and producers across platforms to identify and generate new politics stories.
  • Edit captions and publish videos from CBS News streaming coverage, and embed live streams in written articles on developing stories.
  • Work with reporters, network correspondents, show teams, beat producer-reporters and the CBS News streaming team to publish the best of CBS News to our website.
  • Track content performance via analytics tools to help inform your decision-making.


What you bring to the team:

  • You have 3+ years of experience in a digital breaking news environment and a proven ability to react quickly as news develops
  • You are a skilled writer who can produce lively, quality copy on deadline
  • You have an ability to frame content in an engaging way for a digital audience
  • You're deeply familiar with analytics platforms like Google Analytics, Omniture, Chartbeat and
  • You thrive in a collaborative team environment


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. 


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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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City