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Political Producer


Washington, DC, US, 20036


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 CBS News Political Unit is seeking a creative and enthusiastic producer with strong political expertise and editorial judgment, field production experience, and excellent broadcast script writing skills to join the Washington, DC team!


This producer will pitch and develop political news and political feature stories for day of air and future planning. They work very closely with the Political correspondents in Washington and will be responsible for story production from concept to broadcast, while collaborating with the Political Director, Executive and Senior Producers for the Evening News and CBS Morning News and other political broadcast platforms including streaming and dot com.


Candidates must have the ability to make quick and thoughtful decisions, crash stories under tight deadline, and work with the editor to produce visually compelling segments. It is essential that this producer demonstrate initiative by making calls and coming up with creative angles and bookings for fast-paced news cycle, as well as do political reporting. The selected candidate must possess excellent interpersonal skills, a willingness to work in a collaborative manner, and an enthusiasm for politics, news and storytelling.



  • Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of editorial experience working in production is preferred.
  • Experience in a broadcast news environment.
  • Firm command and understanding of politics is required.
  • Must have solid news judgment and experience chasing breaking news.
  • Proficiency in the broadcast newsgathering process
  • Must be an excellent writer with well-developed oral communication skills, especially when working on sensitive stories.
  • Must be able to juggle and prioritize multiple pieces with different deadlines: short, medium, and long-term.
  • Proven experience in the field, managing story development and leading newsgathering efforts, especially in breaking news situations
  • Thrives in fast paced and deadline driven situations.
  • Passion for politics, news, journalism, and storytelling is required
  • Ability to shoot video with prosumer-grade equipment from the field is required.
  • Ability to work long hours as news dictates which could include working on regular days off, weekends and overnight, especially during the campaign season
  • Ability and willingness to work to travel with short notice, including overnight travel as news warrants


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


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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC