CBS Corporation Executive Assistant, Original Programming in Los Angeles, California

Executive Assistant, Original Programming

REF#: 31223

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Showtime

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

DESCRIPTION:

Showtime Networks Inc. has an exciting opportunity available for an Executive Assistant within the Original Programming department. This position supports the Senior Vice President in that department by performing a variety of administrative and project management tasks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing high volume calendar

  • Answering phones, rolling calls and maintaining call log

  • Coordinating travel arrangements

  • Completing and submitting expense reports

  • Circulating confidential and timely information and materials to the appropriate parties

  • Researching potential projects and upcoming meeting participants

  • Track and provide notes and ideas on story documents (outlines, scripts, season documents, etc) for all current and development projects

  • Working with the directors, writers, producers and post-production team on projects in development and/or filming in various capacities such as payment approval, monitoring network requirements, etc.

  • Coordinating table reads, screenings and meetings on behalf of the original programming department

  • Tracking and highlighting relevant press and online publicity

  • Maintaining up-to-date logs on submissions and pitches

  • Reading + writing coverage on some submitted scripts

  • Maintaining discretion on sensitive projects

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Superior communication and organizational skills essential.

  • Proven ability to manage confidential information necessary.

  • Aptitude to function in a fast-paced network environment vital.

  • Excellent, friendly phone manner and strong writing skills are paramount.

  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required.

  • Knowledge of industry professionals and current events helpful.

  • Previous experience in the entertainment industry preferred (2 yrs preferred)

  • This position requires someone to be adaptable and flexible to support the needs of the Original Programming office.

  • The candidate should have an ability to multi-task and balance priorities

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Eager to learn and grow in the job

  • Passionate about TV/development/storytelling.

ABOUT US:

SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include TWIN PEAKS, HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, I’M DYING UP HERE, SMILF, and THE CHI. SHOWTIME will also debut two limited series this year, PATRICK MELROSE staring Benedict Cumberbatch and ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA from Ben Stiller. Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation® Vue and Amazon Channels. The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers. Subscribers can also watch on their computers at www.showtime.com and www.showtimeanytime.com.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled