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Senior Director, Standards & Practices


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

CBS News is looking for an experienced journalist to be part of a standards and practices team overseeing content across all platforms with our local stations.

You will be responsible for approving content across multiple shows and platforms daily. This includes, but is not limited to reading scripts, screening pieces, including long form content, and being available to consult with producers in both pre and post production. You will also be involved in approving some advertising language, as well as maintaining social media guidelines across the stations.

You will contribute to and update the evolving standards and guidelines handbook for CBS News and Stations.

You will issue daily guidance for ongoing news stories as well as ahead of special events for local stations.


10 years experience as a journalist, local preferred, including substantial writing skills
Deep understanding of the ethics and values of high quality journalism as well as the nuances of decision making in relation to the ethics of covering news stories.
Understanding of and familiarity with the process of complex investigative stories
Experience of or familiarity with different platform needs, styles, formats etc.
Ability to work fast and to quick deadlines.
Familiarity with legal standards applicable to journalism
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work with others as part of a small team, and also a self-starter and to be flexible.

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, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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