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Sales Planner

Posted: 15 Apr 2021 Closes: 16 May 2021
New York, US Competitive
Permanent & Full-time VIA_38583

REF#: 38583

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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.


This position is under the direction of the Executive Vice President, Sales Strategy, Planning and Administration for the CBS Television Network, and is generally responsible for the creation of sales plans to guide the work of account executives in connection with the sale of television advertising.
  • Build sales plans
  • Participate in sales negotiations, inventory management, negotiating makegoods directly with agencies and maintaining buyer relationships.
  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining stewardship reports for current network schedules on a permanently assigned account basis
  • Assisting in developing basic audience estimates, developing price lists, evaluating A.C. Nielsen audience reports
  • Developing computer systems data
  • Utilizing digital and video on demand audience metrics for cross-platform campaigns.
  • 1-3 years of TV media sales/planning or agency media buying experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
  • Facility with numerical concepts, attentiveness to detail and presentation of data is essential.
  • Some media research or media planning is strongly preferred.
  • Analytical aptitude and presentation skills are important.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Function in a fast-paced environment subject to frequent deadlines.
  • Must be proactive, well organized and able to perform independently with limited direction.
  • Four year college degree preferred.


EEO Statement:

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

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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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