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CBS Corporation Freelance Part-time Commercial Playlist Management Operator in New York, New York

Freelance Part-time Commercial Playlist Management Operator

REF#: 34984

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




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.


'- Working alongside Associate and Technical Directors, sharing responsibility for airing commercials during live CBS Sports broadcasts including the NFL on CBS, NCAA football and basketball, March Madness, PGA Tour Golf, and a multitude of sports properties including

  • Responsible for operating a custom Grass Valley graphic user interface (GUI) and backend (ITX)

  • Manipulating content on the fly across 4 separate output channels in Grass Valley graphic user interface (GUI)

  • Monitoring the status of multiple output channels in ITX

  • Loading, quality controlling and editing commercial playlists, as well as segments that have been ingested to CBS servers e.g. halftime and highlight packages, standby shows, bridges, and news updates

  • Creating additional commercial breaks and alternative scenarios for existing breaks on the fly during broadcasts

  • Adding station break triggers and adjusting the timing of local commercial breaks as needed

  • Cueing commercial breaks to be rolled by Technical Director

  • Incorporating last minute sales changes to commercial playlists during broadcasts

  • Building online specific breaks with event specific slates for internet audiences

  • Must be ready for start of broadcast day for live or backup purposes

  • Part-Time, Freelance position



  • Previous experience in a live control room television environment

  • Experience with a server based system preferred

  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays and nights depending on air schedule

  • IBEW position

  • Bachelor's Degree


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