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Staff Writer - Florida State


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.


247Sports is a digital enterprise focused on delivering original college sports and recruiting news on a team-by-team basis to passionate sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. 247Sports is part of CBS Sports Digital - a portfolio of premium digital sports media properties including CBSSports.com, 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.


Overview and Responsibilities

We are looking for a new team member who is passionate about Florida State football, football recruiting and athletics. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment and has strong communication skills. In this role, you play a key part in our Florida State team site coverage – providing content for our FSU fans and our premium subscribers along with interacting with them on our message boards.

Day-to-day responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Report and provide free and premium written updates on Florida State football, football recruiting and athletics.
  • Write or contribute to national features regarding Florida State athletics.
  • Cover Florida State football games and recruiting events and other key events throughout the year to gather interviews, build relationships and provide unique content for Florida State users and subscribers.
  • Post on team site message board communities and interact with fans by providing news, analysis and insight on FSU athletics.
  • Distribute content on the site’s social media channels.

Key Projects

  • Build relationships and develop sources with Florida State sources to provide premium information and break news.
  • Provide original and quality team content to help grow team site audience and message board community.
  • Assist with the site’s podcast both on air and pre/postproduction.
  • Work with national editorial to provide comprehensive coverage on national Florida State news.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field
  • Experience covering and reporting on college football
  • Must be able to travel and work flexible hours including nights and weekends
  • Experience in multimedia especially shooting and editing photos, doing video and podcasting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication abilities


Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok
  • Experience on camera for video features around football coverage



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


At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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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