Manager, Hard News

Ref#: 27131
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
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 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

The Manager, Hard News will work under the guidance and report to the Director, Hard News and be responsible for:

·              Manage monthly Close reporting for Hard News broadcasts (CBS This Morning, Evening News, Sunday Morning News)

·              Develop and prepare annual budgets and monthly forecasts for Hard News broadcasts

·              Prepare monthly variance analysis reports

·              Prepare monthly budget performance reports for Senior Management and department heads

·              Develop and track individual remote and sponsorship operating budgets to confirm adherence from production units

·              Maintain month end schedules for Hard News broadcasts, including but not limited to system of accruals and receivables to reflect accurately the financial position of CBS News

·              Work closely with Executive Producers and Producers in connection with tracking costs of major news events

·              Support Finance team and Production team with ad hoc requests


Ideal candidate will have:

·        Experience with monthly and quarterly reporting, forecasting, and budgeting, ideally in Broadcasting / News coverage

·        Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

·        Strong PC skills with excellent competence in the use of MS Office, including Excel and PowerPoint.  TM1 and Oracle experience a plus.

·        Ability to work in a team environment while working independently on multiple tasks

·        A licensed CPA is preferred, but not required

·        Anticipate; provide information, data and solutions to Management

·        Detail oriented

·        Intellectual curiosity, desire to learn about all aspects of CBS News 

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