(CBS News) CBS News has launched the CBS News Associates Program as part of its continuing commitment to recruit and maintain the excellence of its editorial staff. This highly competitive program is designed to identify outstanding aspiring journalists who can bring fresh and diverse insight to the areas of news production and news coverage. This program is not designed for people who wish to be on-air. Candidates will be selected from a broad range of racial, ethnic, economic, age, and geographical backgrounds, as well as those with disabilities.
The CBS News Associates Program is a 12-month, fast-track opportunity specifically targeted to individuals who have a Bachelor's degree and are interested in developing their news gathering and production skills. Associates will have the opportunity to rotate among some of the broadcasts including The CBS Evening News, Weekend News, The Early Show, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes and the National Desk.
Applicants will be interviewed and admitted on a rolling basis. A panel of CBS News staff will determine the final candidates.