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




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.


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


1-2 years of administrative support experience

Strong interest in Casting preferred

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled