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CBS Corporation Administrative Assistant, Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion in Studio City, California

Administrative Assistant, Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion

REF#: 34315

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Studio City, CA

ABOUT US:

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.

DESCRIPTION:

  • Answer phones and roll calls.

  • Schedule meetings for executive and for multiple writers and directors with agents, managers, showrunners, executives, etc.

  • Coordinate speaking engagements for industry panels, film festivals, and conferences.

  • Complete expense reports.

  • Read scripts, watch director materials, and provide coverage.

  • Coordinate travel for executive and multiple directors.

  • Assist with all CBS Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives (CBS On Tour, Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase, Writers Mentoring Program and Directors Initiative).

  • Coordinate weekly writers’ workshops and 3-5 large-scale events a year for programs.

  • Compile grids to track progress of writer and director program participants.

  • Coordinate with IT to update program application websites.

  • Work closely with showrunners to secure staffing for writers and booking for directors.

  • Maintain multiple binders of production details.

  • Assist with research projects as needed.

  • Additional projects and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of administrative experience is preferred (TV and/or Agency experience strongly preferred).

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Possess exceptional knowledge of and passion for the TV industry.

  • Strong communication, computer & phone skills.

  • Must be a strong decision maker and have the ability to anticipate needs of the executive and potential issues before they arise.

  • Must be a master of multi-tasking and able to accomplish tasks quickly and accurately and work under pressure of tight deadlines.

  • A team player who excels at collaborating with others on joint projects.

  • Strong research, mathematical, organizational and time management skills are a MUST.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Strong proficiency in MS Office, including Excel spreadsheets and managing databases.

  • Experience with various social media applications preferred.

  • Ability to maintain confidential material.

  • Understands expectation of overtime and is available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Bilingual or conversational and written proficiency in Spanish/Chinese a plus.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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