Sales/Research Assistant - 12-18

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Ref#: 32726
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Southfield, MI, 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.).
Description:
SUMMARY
The Sales/Research Assistant provides administrative support to the staff of the Sales Department. Duties include general research, clerical, and project-based work, with special focus in the areas of sales and research. The Sales Assistant projects a professional company image through in-person and phone interaction.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
•        Coordinating, preparing, and finalizing materials necessary for sales presentations to clients and media departments of advertising agencies.
•        Assists Research Director with creation of Research materials and presentations.
•        Research new market opportunities using internal systems.
•        Accurately entering and maintaining Sales TV orders, make-goods and revisions, pull spot detail reports for clients, and including file maintenance for Account Executives. Work with Traffic department to facilitate execution.
•        Create one-sheets, re-capping Research success.
•        Create and modify documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as other internal software systems used in the Sales Dept.
•        Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: handling phone calls, filing, photocopying, presentations, faxing, mailing, and other administrative duties for Sales Managers and Account Executives.
•        Support staff in assigned project based work.
Qualifications:

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
• Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, World Wide Web, and other related internet applications.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
• Must have strong written communication skills.
• Must have strong organizational skills and pay close attention to detail.
• Requires good verbal communication with strong problem-solving skills.
• Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
• Must be able to learn, operate and use internal systems and other programs (WideOrbit, DARE, AE INBOX, E-PORT, KANTAR, WRAP, NIELSEN and Scarborough) for research purposes.
• Prior experience as a Sales Assistant in a media-related field is a plus. Prior experience in research also a plus.
• Degree preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

Qualified applicants, please include a cover letter with your resume for consideration.

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