CBS Corporation Administrative Assistant - Talent & Casting in Studio City, California

Administrative Assistant - Talent & Casting

REF#: 28377

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Studio City, CA

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'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.

DESCRIPTION:


Assist the SVP of Casting for Comedy & the SVP of Casting for Alternative/Daytime/Diversity/Movies/Mini-Series


Provide supporting coverage for all members of the casting department when needed


Assist with coverage on all CBS comedy series and comedy pilots


Administrative duties: Heavy email correspondence and high volume of calls, schedule and maintain calendar, organize and submit monthly expense reports, arrange travel accommodations (flights, cars, event/hotel reservations)


Administrative liaison between: Casting Directors, Partnering Studios, Executive Producers, Production, Comedy Development, Current & Alternative Programming, Diversity, Business Affairs, Publicity, and Agents/Managers


Maintain weekly reports, grids, and memos for all comedy series and comedy pilots


Create closing lists for all series regular roles on comedy pilots and current series


Help facilitate network tests and organize packets with information on actors testing and those who have been cast


Edit and upload actor demos/reels/auditions on MAC and PC


Assist with the production and casting of CBS’ Annual Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase


Coordinate the CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative, including calling for submissions, organizing auditions and setting up callbacks with our daytime soap operas


Log all auditions and bookings into a talent database and conduct annual diversity reports


Scout for comedic and diverse talent at local comedy clubs, theatres, and school showcases (i.e. UCB, Groundlings, The Improv)


Provide additional support for EVP of Talent & Casting

QUALIFICATIONS:


1-2 years of administrative support experience


Strong interest in Casting preferred


Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled