CBS Corporation Talent Booker (Politics, Human Interest) in New York, New York

Talent Booker (Politics, Human Interest)

REF#: 27038

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY, US

ABOUT US:

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' 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.

DESCRIPTION:

Stephen Colbert took over as the host of The Late Show on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Colbert is known for his work as a television host, writer, actor, producer, and best known for his charity work teaching English as a second language on Tunisian date farms. Prior to joining the CBS family and being officially adopted by the network president, Les Moonves, Colbert helmed "The Colbert Report" which aired nearly 1,500 episodes and required Stephen to wear nearly 1,500 different neckties. The program received two Peabody Awards, two Grammy Awards, and several unwelcomed shoulder massages. "The Colbert Report" won two Emmys for Outstanding Variety Series in 2013 and 2014, both of which appear to have been lost in the move.

As a Talent Booker for The Late Show, you will pursue and pitch guests outside of the "normal" celebrity realm, including politicians, newsmakers and human interest personalities, with an eye towards audience engagement. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in pop culture and plugged into what's dominating news headlines

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years experience as a Talent Booker; media experience required

  • Demonstrated ability to pitch and pursue guests and segments in the political, news and human interest arenas

  • Proven ability to research guests' background, and utilize findings to structure interviews

  • Strong ability to pitch ideas for "bits" to guests

  • Demonstrated interest in pop culture, news, and comedy

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EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled