Sales Assistant

Ref#: 29018
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
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.).

Assist the CBS 2 / WLNY-TV Sales Department with servicing accounts and administrative functions.

  • Assist Account Executives in preparation of sales orders and monitoring accounts.
  • Inputting detailed orders into the Wide Orbit system.  Pulling makegood reports and entering AE approvals.
  • Answer phones and take detailed messages for the Sales staff and managers.
  • Daily contact with Traffic Department; work directly with advertising agencies' buyers on makegoods as well as billing discrepancies.
  • Assist the New Business Sales Team researching new clients and following up with client prospects.
  • Maintain client database and account list.
  • Special projects as needed and assigned.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a customer service setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Strong math aptitude and time management skills.
  • A proficiency with multi-tasking and be detail and results oriented.
  • A proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • WideOrbit experience preferred.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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