CBS Corporation Sales Assistant, Daytime Sales in New York, New York

Sales Assistant, Daytime Sales

REF#: 26853

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 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


The Sales Assistant will perform a variety of administrative duties for the SVP Daytime Sales and two Account Executives. Most of the responsibilities involve working with the AEs and the Account Service Reps to manage the day-to-day needs of the clients. In this position, the Sales Assistant will work in both the Daytime and Primetime dayparts and will call on various media agencies including Carat, H&S, Horizon, Mediavest & Starcom. Entry-level role in the ad sales organization offering great career potential.


  • Relieve Account Executives of the non-selling service function as required by agencies and clients.

  • Receive request for proposals (RFPs), usually by phone from agency buyers and report plan requests to the Account Executive.

  • Channel the plan requests to the Sales Planning team, daypart Directors and VPs. Accept agency requests for plan revisions.

  • Once the sale is made, transfer the sales proposal to a computer "hold" which freezes CBS inventory until the agency recommendation is accepted by the client (usually within two days).

  • Convey exact dates and unit cost prices to the agency buyers.

  • Use pricing information and correct Nielsen ratings to negotiate makegoods and discuss schedule changes.



  • Interest in ad sales, media and broadcasting

  • Excellent communication skills and phone manner

Proficient in MS OfficeHigh degree of organization and attention to detail Great problem solving skillsCustomer focused

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled