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CBS Corporation Avid Editor in Washington, District Of Columbia

REF#: 35769


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Washington, DC


CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


CBS News is seeking to fill a full-time Avid Editor for the DC Bureau to support Face the Nation, the Evening News and other DC based programming. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of non-linear editing experience and the ability to work in a highly deadline-driven environment. He/she will have strong communication skills with the ability to build strong professional relationships and work effectively under tight deadlines.


  • Work with editorial staff to creatively craft video packages for broadcast on deadline

  • Ensure video and audio levels and audio mix are to broadcast standards

  • Work with Ingest personnel, i.e. technicians and Associate Directors, to coordinate receipt of video elements

  • Ensure proper adherence to documented guidelines and departmental procedures regarding delivery specifications for various broadcasts and platforms



  • Minimum 3 - 5 years non-linear editing experience on Avid Media Composer at a broadcast network or production facility

  • Experience in an Avid Interplay environment preferred

  • Experience in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Media Encoder is a plus

  • A strong understanding of Windows 10 OS

  • A thorough understanding of media management in a production environment is expected

  • On-line demo reel of recent work required

  • Working weekend and occasional long hours often under tight deadline as News warrants.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of employees within the organization

  • Must be a self-starter and require minimal supervision

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Must be able to consistently and effectively juggle multiple priorities


*2 year college degree or trade school equivalent preferred.

*3-5 years of major market television experience.

*Available to work various days and shifts within a 24/7 broadcast environment as News warrants.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled