CBS Corporation Talent Booker in New York, New York

Talent Booker

REF#: 31523

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Inside Edition

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE:

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network product includes the CSI, NCIS and Star Trek franchises, as well as classic series such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp. For more information, go to [1] www.cbstvd.com.

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DESCRIPTION:

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network product includes the CSI, NCIS and Star Trek franchises, as well as classic series such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp. For more information, go to [1] [1] www.cbstvd.com.

DESCRIPTION:

The nationally syndicated television newsmagazine, Inside Edition, is seeking an accomplished Senior News Booker with a strong track record of securing hard-to-get interviews. Under the direction of the Co-Executive Producer, the Senior News Booker will be responsible for tracking down, contacting and cultivating sought-after interviews in a highly competitive news environment.

Our ideal candidate will have previous booking experience in a news environment, a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with potential interview subjects on the telephone and, if necessary, travel to meet them in person.

Responsibilities:

  • Book high-profile news interviews ahead of the competition.

  • Perform background research on news stories and interview subjects utilizing various resources

  • Conduct pre-interviews and assist with story development.

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  1. http://www.cbstvd.com

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Talent Booker or Talent Producer; Television News or Entertainment News required

  • Demonstrated ability to book high profile and human interest guests in a deadline driven environment

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and thrive in a sometimes stressful environment

  • Communication or Journalism degree preferred

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EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled