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Ref#: 31523
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Distribution
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits Judge Judy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Inside Edition and Rachael Ray, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network product includes the CSI, NCIS and Star Trek franchises, as well as classic series such as Everybody Loves Raymond and Frasier. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp. For more information, go to www.cbstvd.com.

Description:

The nationally syndicated television newsmagazine, Inside Edition, is seeking a Talent Booker with strong research and booking skills. Under the direction of the Co-Executive Producer, the Talent Booker will be responsible for researching background information, securing interviews, and conducting pre-interviews. Our ideal candidate will have previous television booking experience in an Entertainment News/ News environment,  and a demonstrated ability to book high profile guests.

 

Responsibilities:

    ·        Perform background research utilizing various sources 

·         Book high profile and human interest guests for taped shows

·         Conduct pre-interviews and assist with story development;  prepare detailed notes for on-air talent

Qualifications:

Requirements:

    ·       5+ years’ experience  as a Talent Booker or Talent Producer;  Television News or Entertainment News required

·         Demonstrated ability to  book high profile and human interest guests in a deadline driven environment

·         Ability  to manage multiple priorities,  meet deadlines and thrive in a sometimes stressful environment

·         Ability to leverage strong industry relationships to secure bookings

·         Communication or Journalism degree preferred


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