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ViacomCBS Broadcast Operations Intern - STEM Program Summer 2020 in Los Angeles, California

REF#: 36505

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern




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.


  • Quality control, and monitoring of incoming and outgoing feeds associated with the CBS Television Network.

  • Exposure to the configuration and operation of transmission equipment and signal routing procedures.

  • Support transmissions of other CBS and non CBS clients such as CBS Entertainment, CBS Sports, CBS News, and Syndication divisions along with shows produced out of Television City Studios for other networks.

  • Quickly diagnose and resolve technical issues to maintain proper on-air broadcast operations.

  • Coordination of Television City Studios and third party distribution vendors in sending and receiving live and pre-recorded program feeds via satellite and fiber optic connections.

  • Familiarization with broadcasting workflows, transmission encoder set up, routing switcher operation, IRD configuration and decoding, audio PIDS, HD/SDI metadata, caption encoding, Nielsen encoding, audio mapping, HD/SDI, ASI, Dolby channel encoding, audio phase relationships, MPEG compression, multiplexing, encryption, and data transport standards.

  • Attend special events for STEM interns.


  • Must be enrolled full-time at a college or university throughout the duration of the internship.

  • Possession or in pursuit of a BS/BA degree or AS/AA degree in broadcasting, electrical engineering or related fields is preferred, but not required for consideration.

  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in an active broadcast environment.

  • Ability to perform under pressure and adapt within a fast-paced environment with time sensitive broadcast deadlines.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability and eagerness to learn.

  • Familiarity with technology, including Microsoft Office.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Comfortable with being self-directed and focused on a single project.

  • MAM basics.


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled