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CBS Interactive Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
CBS
1992
Subsidiary or Business Segment
TV Broadcast & Cable Networks
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We are the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. Properties include the websites, apps and ... Read more

Mission: Truly premium content. At true scale.

Company Updates

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    CBS Interactive operates as the digital arm of the greater CBS Corporation by using advanced media products to run an online content network that dives into subjects people care about most.

  • Good news for the news! Multichannel writes "The rapid growth of CBSN highlights a growing demand for live, unbiased hard news." As Christy Tanner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS News Digital, notes in the article: "We are focused on fact, not opinion, and we have a younger audience [median age of 37 that] is choosing fact not opinion."

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CBS Interactive – Why Work With Us?


Always Interesting. Always Rewarding.

Working at CBS Interactive offers the best of both worlds — an advancing, digitally-based environment coupled with the history of a media giant. Whether your dream job is in tech, entertainment, sports or games, build your career here and help create the content we all love.

We love where we work and we think you will too!

Kallie Plagge, Associate Editor, Gamespot

As an associate editor, Kallie works on various content, including reviews and previews, and produces features, writes news, and appears on camera and livestreams relating to games and the gaming industry.

Eric Franklin, Managing Editor, CNET

Eric oversees all content produced by the San Francisco Reviews Team, in addition to editing CNET’s online content. He also fills the calendar with future assignments and topics.

Nathalie Bordes, Vice President, Business Intelligence & Research

Nathalie leads the Business Intelligence and Research Team for all CBS brands to make strategic decisions based on data. She aims to improve the full suite of sites to drive business forward.

Owen Stretch, Senior Editor, MetroLyrics

Owen oversees all content production, including written and video, for both Last.fm and MetroLyrics. He also monitors the full content cycle from creation to distribution.

Alexandra Barlow, Video Editor & Feature Producer, CBS Sports Digital

From ad sales and sponsorships to graphics and online interviews, Alexandra creates sports-related content for CBS Interactive viewers to enjoy.


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Diversity & Inclusion 

Have you ever wondered how CBS creates our amazing content? It's simple--we've asembled a diverse team of creative minds in an open, inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone belongs and feels comfortable speaking up to share their unique perspective. Through mutual respect and a shared vision, our teams are able to build content that reflects our audience, our values and our incredible employees. Our employee resource groups help CBSi team members around the world build relationships and connect with other CBS employees across the company.

They include:

RAD - ‘Respect. Appreciation. Development', an all-inclusive ethnic diversity group where members create experiences that further the dialogues that matter

Women’s Networking Group - a dynamic group focused on advancing women in the workplace and in the industry

ANGLE - a group that offers LGBTQ and allied employees a chance to network and participate in professional and personal development opportunities.

This Is Now - a growth and development team that focuses on employees' career expansion via speaker series and mentorship programs

Learning & Development

We're pretty confident that you're going to learn a lot on your new job--but that's not the only place you will grow your skills! We've got creative training and development workshops to help you build your personal acumen in several areas, including communications, delivering awesome presentations, hacking interviews, and in lots of other topics. Whether your interest is developing your technical knowledge, managing others, or leading a business unit, we can help you achieve your dreams!

We've Got You Covered

Did you know there's no one-word anagram you can make from the word 'benefit'? That makes sense, because why would you want to mess around with the great package we offer! Our benefits ensure our employees and their families have the coverage and resources they need to thrive at work and at home. Check out how we've got you covered:

Health & Wellness - When it comes to health, everyone has different needs--from finding the right doctor to lowering prescription drug costs, coping with a serious illness, or simply living a healthier lifestyle. Through company-sponsored benefit programs, we offer our team members the resources they need to make informed healthcare decisions and live their healthiest lives.

Finances - Our savings, tuition reimbursement, investment (and financial consulting?) programs are here to help you plan for your future and reach your financial goals. Start saving for your next home, despite the price of avocados. 

Time Away - We offer company paid holidays, a weeklong winter shutdown, vacation, sick days and parental leave coverage to ensure you have a chance to relax, unwind, and not think about work!

Family - In addition to flexible work schedules, we offer childcare and elderly care resources, adoption, loan and legal assistance, and college planning coaches to help you and your dependents. And we haven't forgotten your furry family members, we've got pet insurance for them too

Start Your Career With Us

Our internship and entry level positions offer hands on experience working with advanced media products and the best minds in the business - all while getting paid. We offer students both entry level and internship opportunities across our various brands and locations.

  • We offer full-time internships across several of our divisions including software engineering, marketing, editorial, video production, business intelligence and more...

  • ...And, we offer internships across several of our office locations including Burbank, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Louisville, KY, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
  • 10 week summer program

  • Competitive wages


We are passionate about our mission to inform and entertain the world--but our jobs aren't the only place we find purpose and meaning. CBSi Cares, our social responsibility program, inspires and engages employees by providing a platform to make a meaningful difference in the communities in which we live, work and serve. Our employee volunteers around the world engage in volunteer work, collect donations, and provide support and encouragement for local organizations. We invite you to get involved if you want to support a cause that has personal meaning for you and make a lasting impact in your corner of the universe.


CBS Interactive Reviews

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CBS Interactive full-time

    Pros

    They have a great work life balance and a good work culture.

    Cons

    The pay is very less

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CBS Interactive Photos

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CBS Interactive Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CBS Interactive (New York, NY) in February 2020.

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    Phone Interview
    Spoke with hiring manager who sounded bored and uninterested even though she mentioned I had an impressive resume. She seemed intimidated by my resume and kept mentioning being over qualified. I wondered why I was shortlisted if that was an issue.

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CBS Interactive Awards & Accolades

  • Digiday Awards, Digiday Awards, 2017
  • Top Women in Media Awards, Folio, 2017
  • Appy Awards, Appy Awards, 2017
  • Webby Awards, Webby Awards, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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