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ViacomCBS Director of Planning and Operations in Boston, Massachusetts

REF#: 37078

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


CBS Boston is seeking a Director of Planning and Operations. Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with station GM to ensure the stations' financial resources are being used in the most effective and efficient manner

  • Develop monthly forecasts and annual budgets, financial analysis and financial reporting of actual performance versus forecasts by department

  • Coordinate annual budget process and presentation including out-of-market meetings with division executives

  • Monitor and oversee expense control of the stations and be proactive with cost reduction leadership. Review and Approve all Station Term Sheets and PO's.

  • Assist with Union Negotiations in certain markets with local agreements

  • Provide Station performance analysis and ad hoc reporting requests to division Financial Planning and to TV Station Management

  • Partner with Local News, Engineering and Sales Department Heads to proactively manage the day to day Operations and challenges in running Local Stations

  • Liaison with central internal controls to ensure compliance

  • Work with various station vendors to develop pricing and negotiate contracts



  • At least 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in roles of increasing responsibility in Finance Management

  • Results-Oriented, innovative and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to wirk in a team environment, multi-task and maintain strict confidentiality

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrate leadership and management skills

  • Television or Industry experience required

  • Oracle accounting system experience is preferred

  • College Degree required, with an Accounting or Finance major, CPA or MBA preferred

  • Out of market and outside normal business hours availability required

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