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ViacomCBS Media Distribution Specialist, Multiplatform Distribution in New York, New York

REF#: 38136

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




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.


Position Overview

The Multi-Platform Media Distribution Specialist works as the liaison between clients and internal facility, fulfilling purchase orders for video, audio, file processing, and manufacture on-premise and in the public cloud. This position ensures that all client needs are met, to the fullest satisfaction, utilizing the most efficient and cost-effective methods. The Media Distribution Specialist creates all digital file-based deliverables, is responsible for QC and delivery.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide customer service to clients including cable networks, international broadcasters, syndication and streaming companies

  • Generate internal work orders that direct the activity of technical, scheduling, library, shipping and billing staff members

  • High volume digital file creation via transcode, auto QC initiation and review, and file delivery via multiple platforms

  • Reconciliation of purchase orders, services, and rates

  • Manage complex data spreadsheets and systems

  • Work with internal and external clients for end-to-end order fulfillment

  • Responsible for generating internal work orders, writing and processing external Purchase Orders

  • Follow through to ensure all production obstacles are overcome and that MPD’s goals and requirements are met

  • Communicate and collaborate with internal departments

  • Creatively resolve technical and resource issues

  • Create and manage the program and commercial playlists using automation software

  • Review satellite delivery results and communicate with television stations

  • Research source materials

  • Provide budgets and potential delivery information to legal and sales

  • Metadata research and delivery to customers, in their specified formats

  • Organizing material for deliverables with our vendor

  • Escalation of any delays to the manager in a timely manner


The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, and talents:

  • A passion for media and entertainment is a must

  • Experience in the media & entertainment industry relating to one or more of the following areas - metadata management, digital video, and audio, asset management systems/platforms, multimedia formats, international distribution, and/or syndication

  • 1+ years of experience with customer service, content management practices, video/audio formats, and standards

  • Knowledge of production and media supply chain’s workflows and best practices

  • Excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication skills

FUNCTION: Operations

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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