CBS Corporation Sales / Research Assistant in Southfield, Michigan

Sales / Research Assistant

REF#: 28736

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Southfield, MI

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.

  • Previous experience preferred.

  • Degree preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Prior experience as a Sales Assistant in a media-related field is a plus. Prior experience in research also a plus.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled