Posted On: August 21, 2023

Journalism Job

Media Organization: CBS News

Company Description

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.

Job Description

The CBS MoneyWatch reporter is responsible for pitching and writing a range of business, financial and economic stories for, including covering breaking news. The role requires a keen interest in business and financial news, experience working in a fast-paced online news environment, and ability to juggle multiple assignments on deadline.

The hours for this role are Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30 ET. You will need to work some holidays and shift your schedule as news breaks.

Your day to day:

Pitch, report and write a range of business, financial and economic stories, including both news and enterprise pieces
Cover breaking news as needed
Generate a steady flow of compelling story ideas on the most important and trending issues of the day
Use web analytics data to inform story selection.

What you bring to the team:

You have 3+ years of experience in a digital breaking news environment and proven ability to react quickly as news develops.
You are well-versed in business and financial news, from interpreting economic trends to investigating topics related to personal finance.
You are a skilled writer adept at producing both short news stories and longer narrative articles.
You are comfortable writing on deadline.
You have the confidence and authority to drive coverage across a range of topics, including corporate strategy, personal finance, technology, labor policy and workplace issues
You are intellectually curious and enjoy explaining financial and economic concepts to a mass audience
You can turn a general idea into a well-crafted, cleanly written story
You are comfortable working with data
You are a team player who enjoys collaborating with colleagues
You are familiar with analytics platforms such as Google Analytics, Omniture and Chartbeat
You have experience optimizing stories and headlines for search and know how to use Google Trends to inform your content

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