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ViacomCBS Sales Assistant - Network Sales in Los Angeles, California

REF#: 36448

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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.


The Sales Assistant will support Account Executives in the Network Sales department in the west coast office. The Sales Assistant performs a variety of administrative duties and is integral in providing the highest level of service to ad agencies. The Assistant is charged with communicating changes in the schedule, working with buying agencies to accommodate changes in the advertiser’s schedules, monitoring daily commercial trafficking and solving any night of air issues.

  • Relieve salesmen of the non-selling service function as required by agencies and clients

  • Receive requests for proposals, usually by phone from agency buyers and report requested plan to the account executive

  • Channel the plan requests to CTN sales planning, daypart directors and VP's.

  • Accept agency requests for plan revisions

  • After completion of the sale, transfer the sales proposals to a computer "Hold" which freezes CBS Inventory until the agency recommendation is accepted by the client

  • Convey exact dates and unit cost prices to the agency buyers

  • Use knowledge of pricing and correct Nielson ratings to negotiate make goods and discuss schedule changes



  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (both verbal and written). * Excellent computer & organizational skills.

  • Attention to detail is essential.

  • Pleasant phone manner.

  • Four year college degree highly preferred.

  • Interest in Television a plus

  • Media/ad sales internship experience a plus.


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