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Production Assistant


Southfield, MI, US, 48033


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.  



CBS News and Stations Detroit owned & operated in the #14 television market Detroit, is looking for a Production Assistant to join our CBS News Detroit team. We are looking for someone to assist our team of Multi-Skilled Producers and Assignment Editors. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a 24/7 Live and Streaming News environment.



  • Assist Assignment Editors with researching and verifying sources for potential news stories.
  • Assist Multi-Skilled Producers with putting packages together for air.
  • Learn how to time broadcasts and insure they are correct on the stream and on air.
  • Assist Multi-Skilled Journalists in the field when necessary.
  • Operate teleprompter during newscasts, and operate a jib and studio cameras. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community.
  • Assist Web Producers with content for Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Strong communication skills required.
  • Must be able to learn quickly.
  • Work well with a variety of people.
  • Meet the tough standards of the high- pressure environment of a news broadcasting production.
  • Must be available to work a non-traditional schedule, including nights, overnights, and/or weekends as necessary.
  • B.A. Degree with some background in Journalism preferred.  
  • Knowledge of television production, previous internships with news organizations, and familiarity with Southeastern Michigan is helpful.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.



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. 

Nearest Major Market: Detroit