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ViacomCBS Copy Specialist in Riverside, New Jersey

REF#: 37416

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


Position: Copy Specialist

Hours are 9am-6pm Eastern Time

Job Description:

The Continuity Specialists is responsible for a market’s copy and instructions. Specialist will have a minimum of 2 years’ industry (broadcast, radio, cable) experience.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include the maintenance, assignment, and processing of traffic instruction files from agencies and advertisers and the clearance of commercial material for acceptance.

  • Receive all traffic instructions (original and revisions) from station clients

  • Interpret commercial copy and agency instructions

  • Search all station orders for applicable instructions received

  • Coordinate commercial house number assignment and commercial location

  • Build instruction/rotation sets for assignment in WideOrbit and assign instruction sets to applicable orders

  • Review and issue commercial copy log changes as necessary

  • Review Missing Instruction report and communicate to agency and station personnel regarding missing commercial instructions and material

  • Communicate and arrange for commercial production if necessary (billboards and tagged spots)

  • Coordinate with Market Specialist movement or preemption of spots for missing material

  • Proof and check copy instructions entered into WideOrbit by other Copy Specialist, as assigned

  • Maintain email box of all commercial copy instructions - stored and accessible for 12 months


Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 2-5 years TV/Radio/Cable traffic experience required

  • WideOrbit

Qualification requirements:

  • Knowledge of agency commercial instruction terminology

  • Working knowledge of WideOrbit Traffic System

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Strong Communications Skills

  • Willingness to learn and take on all tasks assigned

  • Team Player- will be working with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to work under pressure against deadlines


Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred


EEO Statement:

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

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