Production Assistant - News Marketing

Ref#: 27106
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 Production Assistant supports all areas of CBS News Marketing in scheduling, animation, music, graphic, and design projects.


• Support News Marketing staff with the coordination, creation, scheduling and distribution of all news marketing projects

• Assist with general administrative duties including schedules, screening tapes, finding still images etc 

• Screen, log, transcribe and clip footage for projects; organizes element reels 

• Assist in studio and location productions 

• Log and archive video and associated data for future use

• Develop knowledge of various video formats and the ability to work in an edit environment

• Maintain updated production manuals, element reels, and department asset library; assist in preparation for events, including shipping materials 

• Research and disseminate ideas for project-related news topics and elements

• Accountable for strict adherence to established department procedures 
To qualify, you must have: 

• Excellent communication and organization skills

• Ability to react quickly and positively under a wide variety of situations 

• Leadership experience in a professional role, organization or activity

• Basic computer knowledge including MS Office

• Experience in television, film, or post production, or involvement with collegiate TV station

• Familiarity with processes and procedures of a television production department

• Familiarity with server-based media and/or non-linear editing equipment 

• Familiarity with the news media landscape
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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