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Assistant Managing Editor (Remote)


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. 

In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy's Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. 


CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match, all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions, and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.



****This position will continue to work remotely post Covid-19****


CBS Sports Digital -- a portfolio of premium digital sports media properties including CBSSports.com, 247Sports, MaxPreps and SportsLine -- is consistently ranked a top-three sports property, reaching more than 70M sports fans monthly across desktop, mobile, and connected TV devices. Our team is a diverse and agile group that effectively collaborates with the business to shape our department.


Role Details:


We are looking for an experienced, versatile content lead to handle our NBA, WNBA, MLB and Combat Sports desks. The job will entail taking our already-successful teams in these areas to the next level by expanding on content offerings with a focus on the invested fan -- particularly gamblers and fantasy players. We are looking for someone who can develop writers and editors, create unique and interesting content, balance the demands of a multi-platform operation and drive large-scale traffic.


The ideal candidate will have management experience, extensive digital sports media experience, knowledge of the NBA, WNBA, MLB and combat sports (though not necessarily equal knowledge of each) and a plan of action based around what our teams are already producing in those areas. This role would be a great fit for someone who wants to work nights, as well, because these sports only take place at night.


Your Day-to-Day:


  • Lead a staff of about 20 people and three separate content budgets
  • Establish, implement and refine best practices for handling of news stories and other types of written content
  • Work in parallel with specialized teams of across properties to encourage audiences to engage with other CBS Sports Digital content, particularly Bellator, Showtime, CBS Sports HQ and SportsLine


Key Projects:


  • Grow the audience awareness for Bellator and Showtime Boxing as ViacomCBS partners
  • Develop a path toward turning NBA and MLB readers into loyal CBS Sports users despite not having broadcast rights for those sports
  • Build up the quality of content by pushing writers in each of these segments outside of their comfort zones and habits




  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a communications-related field (or equivalent training & experience)
  • Minimum 8 years working in a journalism-related field
  • Experience in management
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems
  • Fine-tuned copy-editing and writing skills
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic editorial thinking
  • You may also have:
    • A strong portfolio of prior work in a similar field
    • Programming experience
    • Knowledge of Photoshop or similar programs
    • Schedule flexibility and the ability to work some nights and weekends




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


At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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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ViacomCBS 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, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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As ViacomCBS begins the process of returning to the office in the US, there are a few key dates to keep in mind

  • The first dose of the Moderna vaccine should be no later than November 29.
  • The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine should be no later than December 6.
  • The J&J vaccine should be administered no later than December 27.

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Nearest Secondary Market: New York City