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CBS Corporation Sales Planning Assistant - Network Sales in New York, New York

REF#: 35612

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 Planning assistant position works directly with CBS TV Network sales planners and planning management. Heavy computer usage, requires working knowledge of Excel and Word. The Planning Assistant creates and updates Nielsen tracking reports for distribution to the sales floor, and performs administrative tasks for the group, such as input into CBS’ payroll system and tracking vacation time.

  • Candidate will work with managers on various projects in television research and marketing.

  • The Sales Planning Assistant processes and distributes revised holds to daypart Vice Presidents and co-ordinates activity on upfront contracts with the out of town offices in Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles

  • The planning assistant also creates and updates Nielsen tracking reports for distribution to the sales floor.

  • The planning assistant is expected to learn how to build both upfront and scatter plans and assist with special projects

  • The Planning Assistant role involves the creation and maintenance of spreadsheets that help us to communicate with the digital group.

  • There will be an opportunity to learn about sales planning and if interested, learn what it takes to become a planner, the first step towards a sales career.

  • On an on-going basis, the planning assistant is responsible for matching Nielsen actuals to CBS sales inventory existing in the sales system, Phoenix.



  • 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.

  • Media/ad sales internship experience a plus.



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