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CBS Corporation Executive Assistant - CBS News in New York, New York

Executive Assistant - CBS News

REF#: 35095


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 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


CBS News is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the Executive Vice President of Strategic Professional Development. Outside of serving in an administrative capacity, this individual will assist in managing short and long-term projects.

  • Provide administrative support for the executive including but not limited to: answering phones, coordinating schedules/travel and meetings, managing calendar, overseeing office supply inventory and preparing expense reports.

  • Assist with short and long-term projects, research and presentations

  • Maintaining department files by keeping and updating detailed records as well as track a variety of business documents in a secure manner

  • Keep executive abreast of trends and new developments in the news and workplace culture/DNI space by reading industry publications, monitoring social media, tracking competitor’s initiatives

  • Assist executive with social media and digital trends

  • Providing good judgement in monitoring and prioritizing information flow and meetings throughout the day

  • Exercise discretion and judgment with sensitive matters and information


  • At least 1 year of relevant administrative experience within the broadcast industry

  • Self-starter with a positive can-do attitude

  • Ability to be pro-active, anticipate scheduling/organizational challenges and suggest solutions in a timely manner

  • Must possess a professional and friendly demeanor

  • Ability to interact professionally with internal and external executives and managers, colleagues, organizations and confidential data

  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Familiar with or willing to learn the television landscape/industry;

  • Interest in workplace culture/DNI trends

  • Organized and works efficiently and effectively under pressure

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel and Internet resources



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