CBS Corporation Vice President, Traffic Operations in Riverside, New Jersey

Vice President, Traffic Operations

REF#: 26642

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Riverside, NJ

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

CBS Television Stations (CTS) is seeking a Vice President of Traffic Operations who will have overall responsibility for the Traffic operations and business for all of CTS. We are centralizing the traffic function, moving from a team at each of our television stations, to six regional teams along with the Traffic group located at our Riverside, NJ facility. Each regional traffic team will be led by a Director of Traffic, which will report into the VP, Traffic Operations. This position will require strong leadership skills and the ability to identify, hire, and develop staff in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This role will be located at our Riverside, NJ facility.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the six hub teams that support the traffic function at stations throughout the country.

  • Drive change transformation and strategy execution to achieve specific business results including, but not limited to, a seamless transition to WideOrbit.

  • Establish advertising traffic operations strategies and develop and monitor advertising traffic plans and deadlines.

  • Recognize profitability and revenue potential in business opportunities.

  • Create and develop long-term plans to focus on strengths, competitive advantage, and differentiation.

  • Develop and implement methodologies and systems for inventory identification, tracking, and billing.

  • Collaborate with the Sales and Sales Operations departments to resolve schedule problems and other related issues.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements:

  • Experience managing and developing staff in a structured and efficient television traffic environment.

  • Proven ability to structure work flow and methodologies for assimilation and dissemination of traffic information.

  • Capacity to work creatively to formulate new methodologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage subordinate Directors of Traffic who oversee assigned traffic functions.

  • Minimum of 8 years in a major market with management experience.

  • Experience with WideOrbit preferred.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled