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CBS Corporation Inventory Specialist in Baltimore, Maryland

Inventory Specialist

REF#: 34985

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Baltimore, MD

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:

The Inventory Specialist is responsible for managing commercial advertisement inventory through a variation of log editing and preempting, communicating inventory oversell and availability, as well as working closely with Sales Managers daily to maximize inventory and revenue potential.

General Responsibilities:

  • Verify commercial logs for accurate programming information, commercial content, product separation, advertiser separation, and extensive editing for on-air broadcast and finalize within deadlines.

  • Lead and effectively manage all inventory to maximize revenue potential.

  • Provide assistance as needed for all processes related to programming, generating sales reports, and working advanced inventory within established time parameters.

  • Communicate inventory availability or programming conflicts to the sales team and hub daily.

  • Effectively work with other team members and managers to enhance workplace culture.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Minimum 5 years broadcast television traffic, inventory experience.

  • Must be detailed oriented, dedicated and dependable.

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment is essential.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are a must.

  • Wide Orbit and Strata proficiency preferred.

Preferred:

College degree

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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