Broadcast Associate, Assignment Desk, CBS News Washington


Washington, DC, US, 20036




The CBS News Washington Assignment Desk is looking for a Broadcast Associate (BA) with a strong passion for journalism, Washington politics and policy. The BA is someone who the team relies on for extensive research and administrative duties through the week. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are required, including the ability to adjust to breaking news quickly. The BA must have a strong interest in Washington politics and policy.


This position will include late night and/or weekend responsibilities. 



  • Work with the newsroom team, such as Assignment Editors, Producers and Associate Producers to capture elements and research for on-air packages and digital stories.
  • Serve as extensive researcher on a variety of topics.
  • Disseminate editorial notes to the news division.
  • Make calls during breaking news stories, and fact-check.
  • This position requires very strong social media skills, including proficiency with social media platforms which include, but not limited to - Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related discipline preferred.
  • Internship or comparable experience working in broadcast, cable or digital news is a plus.
  • Knowledge of broadcast networks and stations/markets a plus.
  • Available to work various schedules.
  • Knowledge of various social media platforms, and how to craft language for news posts.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented.
  • Candidate must be a team player, and work well under pressure/tight deadlines while maintaining a positive outlook.
  • The ability to think and act proactively is an enormous asset.



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.  


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


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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC