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CBS Corporation SVP, Human Resources - CBS Studios in Los Angeles, California

SVP, Human Resources - CBS Studios

REF#: 33784


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — "the Eye" — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film and interactive. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Sports Network, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, Pop, Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations and CBS Experiences.



CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming platforms. The Studio’s programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; MADAM SECRETARY; JANE THE VIRGIN; CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit dramas SEAL TEAM, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I., THE CODE, BULL, INSTINCT AND ELEMENTARY; the popular comedy series THE NEIGHBORHOOD, MAN WITH A PLAN as well as the upcoming series FAM; CHARMED, DYNASTY and IN THE DARK for The CW; and the action-adventure drama BLOOD & TREASURE, which will make its debut in summer 2019.

The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces THE GOOD FIGHT; STRANGE ANGEL; the streaming service’s first comedy series, NO ACTIVITY; WHY WOMEN KILL; INTERROGATION as well as the upcoming highly anticipated revival of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Additionally, as part of the expansion of the Star Trek universe, the Studio produces the Untitled Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: Short Treks as well as the recently announced Star Trek: Lower Decks, which marks CBS All Access’s foray into the animation landscape. The Studio’s programming also includes series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, "Carpool Karaoke" for Apple Music and "Drop the Mic" for TBS, as well as "Insatiable," "Unbelievable" and "Dead to Me" for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio produces the comedy anthology series "The Guest Book" for TBS; OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME as well as "A Higher Loyalty," a miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir.


CBS Television Studios is seeking a strategic and entrepreneurial SVP, Human Resources who will be a trusted partner for CBS Corporation’s new Chief People Officer and the President of CBS Television Studios. He or she will develop and execute a people strategy that supports the business strategy of the division and of the corporation.

This is an incredible opportunity for a strategic and creative human resources executive. The SVP will help evolve and shape the function’s structure and strategy. They will also work closely with the executive staff on key initiatives for CBS Studio’s growth trajectory.

CORE Responsibilities:

  • Develop a picture of what the people needs are to support the business and develop a change program that puts that people strategy into practice.

  • Proactively conduct outreach to employees to assess morale, challenges and career and development aspirations as well as support the involvement of Employee Resource groups.

  • Ensure that CBS Studio’s workforce -- including our current and future leaders -- is high performing, motivated and continually improving itself. Track this data for employees across the organization and develop a system for identifying and addressing high-risk and high-opportunity individuals.

  • Provide support to department leaders, offering feedback and advice on employee and organizational issues.

  • Provide resources, leadership and counsel regarding diversity and inclusion in collaboration with CBS Corporation centralized D&I function.

  • In collaboration with Centers of Excellence, provide a broad range of HR support for achieving business objectives that include talent management, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, HRIS, technology, benefits, compensation and recruiting.

  • In partnership with Centers of Excellence, facilitate and lead meaningful discussions on succession planning and broader talent management.

  • Inspire, coach and mentor team of HR Generalists.


  • A minimum of 15 years of talent/HR leadership experience with sophisticated and progressive human resources organizations.

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate successfully in a fast paced, multi-tasking, and dynamic organization along with significant influence/negotiation/coaching skills with senior-level executives.

  • Knowledge and practical application of HR disciplines including employment and labor laws, employee relations, management & leadership development, performance management, organizational design, recruitment and compensation philosophies.

  • A creative and innovative approach to problem solving that balances the strategic goals of the company with the objectives of the client organization and solid human resource practices and principles.

  • A track record of developing a more inclusive and diverse workforce and workplace.

  • Successful demonstration of launching and implementing multiple HR programs.

  • Media, production or entertainment experience required.

  • Experience with a multi-location workforce that includes productions in multiple states and countries.

  • Knowledge and experience with a 24/7 organization and ability to adapt and change in fast- paced oriented environment.

  • Ideal candidate has experience in navigating and utilizing a centralized HR function in a matrixed structure.

  • Critical member of a leadership team that successfully transformed an organization and its people.

  • He or she will have experience in transitioning an HR function from tactical to strategic and results oriented.

  • Experience working with employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

TRAVEL: 10% of expected travel

EEO STATEMENT: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled