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Sales Planning Assistant

Posted: 15 Apr 2021 Closes: 16 May 2021
New York, US Competitive
Permanent & Full-time VIA_38584

REF#: 38584

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.


The Sales Planning assistant position works directly with CBS TV Network sales planners and planning management. Heavy computer usage, requires working knowledge of Excel and Word. The Planning assistant creates and updates Nielsen tracking reports for distribution and performs administrative tasks for the group, such as input into CBS' payroll system and tracking vacation time.The Planning assistant is expected to learn how to build both upfront and scatter plans and assist with special projects. An example of a special project is our fluidity agreements with Network advertisers allowing them to run part of their schedule on digital platforms. The Planning assistant aids in the creation and maintenance of spreadsheets that help us communicate with the digital group. On an on-going basis, the Planning assistant is responsible for matching Nielsen actuals to CBS sales inventory existing in Phoenix. During the upfront, the Planning assistant processes and distributes deals to daypart vice presidents on a timely basis and co-ordinates activity on upfront contracts with the out of town offices in Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent computer & organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail is essential.
  • Four year college degree highly preferred.
  • Media/ad sales internship experience a plus.


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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