Coordinator, CBS News Business Affairs

Ref#: 32811
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

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.



§  Assist in reviewing and drafting talent agreements, term sheets, employee communications and payment memoranda – with the potential for negotiating certain agreements.

§  Review various talent and service agreements for key terms and prepare summaries and charts based on internal and external information requests.    

§  Interact with various units within the News division – including show unit managers, executives, Finance, HR and the CBS Law department.

§  Handle confidential and sensitive material in a professional manner.

§  Prepare agreements for signature and scan, email, file and e-file.  

§  Receive and review invoices, secure necessary payment approvals, generate and distribute payment memoranda.

§  Execute appropriate forms in connection with any changes, promotions, new hires and departures.

§  Prepare, distribute and obtain on-boarding paperwork for freelance employees.

§  Resolve issues and answer any talent/agent/internal inquiries, coordinating with other departments when necessary.   

§  Track payments and appearances for select talent.

§  Provide general administrative support for two Vice Presidents of Business Affairs and an EVP of Business Affairs, as needed.

§  Take on new assignments and tasks as required.



§  College Degree and Paralegal or Legal Experience preferred.

§  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

§  Attention to detail, professional demeanor, sense of urgency, collaborative, prompt and courteous attitude.

§  Ability to prioritize and multitask complicated, and often time sensitive, assignments.

§  Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.


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