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ViacomCBS Music Producer in New York, New York

REF#: 36972

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




ViacomCBS is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is looking for a Music Producer to join the Talent team. This hands-on role will oversee the music department and booking of music acts. Candidates must have 8+ years of relevant experience — booking/producing at a variety show (late night, daytime, morning or similar) or working for a music label a plus. Strong contacts in the music industry are required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Booking of 2-3 music acts per week.

  • Producing/creative oversight of acts as needed.

  • Handling of logistics of each music act from booking to post performance on show.

  • Scouting new talent geared toward our audience.

  • Cultivating relationships with managers, publicists and labels through meetings, attending events etc.

  • Management of music team to help execute all music performances.

  • Work with line producer, supervising producer and music acts on budget.

  • Brainstorming and innovation of ways to feature music acts on The Late Show's digital platform.


  • 8+ years’ relevant experience in music industry - booking/ producing at a variety show (late night, daytime, morning, or similar) or music label experience a plus.

  • Strong contacts in the music industry.

  • Vast knowledge of pop culture and musical acts.

  • Ability to book big names and a knack for discovering new talent.

  • Demonstrated ability to bring big ideas for innovative ways to produce music for both broadcast and digital.

  • Ability and willingness to pitch in on bookings outside of music, including but not limited to celebs, newsmakers and athletes, and to interact and collaborate with other teams on the show.

  • Previous managerial experience and ability to coach and foster teamwork.


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