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College Football Writer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


Overview & Responsibilities:
Our team is looking for a writer who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. We want somebody with a good working knowledge of college football, comfortable writing for CBSSports.com and appearing on video for CBS Sports HQ! In this role, the writer will play a key role in shaping our content strategy as well as covering the world of college football.


Specific Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Help identify relevant and important to our college football audience
  • Cover the sport from a factual and analytical standpoint through news analysis, columns, video segments
  • Formulate informed and entertaining analysis and commentary off the sport’s latest news and hottest topics
  • Serve as a resource for multi-platform discussion about any related topics
  • Forecast and anticipate trends in audience interest and consumption habits
  • Work on fueling the publication of college football-related items on CBSSports.com and the daily video content efforts on CBS Sports HQ
  • Write features that can range from fun and quirky to deeply analytical to informative
  • Appear on videos, TV shows and podcasts, representing CBS Sports as our expert analyst

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a communications-related field (or equivalent training & experience)
  • 2 years+ working in a journalism-related field
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems
  • Experience working with Photoshop or similar programs preferred
  • Experience appearing on-air for live and taped video segments

Additional Qualifications:

  • A strong portfolio of prior work in a similar field
  • Developed contacts within the college football community
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic editorial thinking
  • Schedule flexibility and the ability to work weekends, particularly during college football season from September through January


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


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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City