CBS 62 Jobs

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If you’re looking for a career that will motivate, challenge and excite you – look no further. CBS 62 offers you the potential to grow in a creative, fun and fast-paced work environment.

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Expertise

Work for a company with a long history of success and be a part of an award winning team. The CBS 62 staff is comprised of dedicated and enthusiastic people who each possess unique talents and abilities. The Emmys, The Telly Awards, The Associated Press News Awards, The Michigan Association of Broadcasting Awards are just a few of the many awards achieved by employees at CBS 62.

Opportunity

CBS 62 provides careers in business, commercial production, design, engineering, office services, programming, promotions, public affairs, sales and traffic.

Advancement

We take note of hard work and promote from within. There are also plenty of opportunities for relocation at one of our many stations across the country.

Equality

CBS Corporation places a high value on providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a diverse workforce. We work hard to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination and we strive to make our workforce reflect the rich diversity of our society. CBS Corporation recruits and hires without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

We offer great benefit packages for our full time employees.

Medical, Dental and Vision

401k with company match

Paid vacation and holidays

Life insurance

CBS 62, welcomes your cooperation in its recruitment efforts. If you know of individuals who might be interested and qualified for this position, please refer them to us as indicated in the description.

Please do not mail, email, or fax resumes to our offices. Only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted for an interview.

JOB OPENINGS:

LOCAL BROADCAST SALES MANAGER 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  Manage the sales process and team related to local sales business opportunities for WWJ-TV/CBS 62 and WKBD-TV/CW50 Detroit and to establish strategic partnerships with advertising agencies and market clients.  We are looking for someone who is aggressive, highly motivated, and driven by success.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

  • Effectively lead, develop, motivate and train local sales team to meet revenue goals for CBS 62, CW50, cbsdetroit.com and cwdetroit.com and other properties
  • Manage commercial inventory of both stations to maximize revenue, meet and exceed sales budgets and grow market share
  • Grow existing and develop new revenue streams through managing the sales of sports, special events, sales marketing, new business development and digital sales opportunities
  • Work with local account executives to establish sales goals and grow business with their agencies and direct clients in order to develop new and non-traditional revenue.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of market competition and maintain visibility in the advertising community
  • Establish good working relationships and work effectively with all members of station staff
  • Execute plans, strategies and other assigned duties set forth by sales management

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of five years of broadcast sales experience at top 20 market television station or national rep firm with a track record of superior performance. Prior management experience preferred
  • Prior experience with teaching, training and recruiting account executives along with a proven ability to motivate and help sales team grow
  • Full knowledge and understanding of ratings analysis, effective inventory pricing, commercial traffic scheduling and research products such as Scarborough, STRATA, Nielsen, etc.
  • Candidate must be creative and able to develop and execute new ideas to drive new business and possess proven track record of successful negotiating with advertising agencies and direct clients
  • Skilled communicator. Ability to establish and maintain customer relationships and possess professional presentation skills with the ability to close a sale
  • Drive, tenacity, self-starting initiative
  • Computer skills- proficient in Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

PREFERRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • College degree preferred.
  • Management experience preferred.

Qualified candidates please apply through the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System.
Must submit resume & cover letter with application.

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BROADCAST MAINTENANCE ENGINEER

SUMMARY: We are looking for engineers with a background in television broadcast maintenance, and on-air support.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years previous experience with SDI signals and ATSC transport streams in a broadcast environment
  • At least 5 years previous experience with DTV transmitter and RF system measurements and maintenance
  • Understanding of FCC emission mask and DTV compliance requirements
  • 8VSB or other SBE certifications a plus
  • Understanding of FCC EAS regulations
  • Ability to maintain, install, upgrade and configure standard broadcast television equipment
  • Ability to read schematics and engineering drawings.
  • ACAD experience is a plus
  • Desire and ability to learn and implement new hardware and software technologies
  • Efficient and effective troubleshooting skills in a high pressure environment
  • Self-motivated and willing to work various hours, including occasional overnights and weekends.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Applicant must meet physical requirements, as the position may involve cable installation, heavy lifting, and climbing.

This is a full time staff position.

Qualified candidates please apply through the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System.
Must submit resume & cover letter with application.

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DIGITAL SALES ASSISTANT

SUMMARY

The Sales 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 digital sales. 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:

  • Creates customized Digital Sales presentations for Account Executives.
  • Assists with creation of Digital Sales packages and materials, including localizing national sponsorship opportunity decks.
  • Work with the Digital & Sales/Marketing Manager in coordinating Digital Sales projects and/or exclusive revenue opportunities for the station.
  • Creates spec (sample) digital ads for clients to be included in Digital Sales presentations.
  • Accurately entering, revising, and maintaining Digital orders across multiple platforms, including generation of contracts and file maintenance.
  • Serve as station liaison for trafficking campaigns with ad operations, and coordinating/trafficking campaigns with our e-mail marketing and various other out-of-market teams.
  • Assist Account Executives with digital artwork requests and work with Creative Services Department to secure creative for digital campaigns.
  • Track pacing and performance of digital campaigns to ensure delivery. Able to re-cap Digital and campaigns upon request.
  • Update and maintain weekly spreadsheets of revenue booked, competitive data, etc
  • Provide digital content as needed, and attend Marketing events off-site (may include evenings and weekend work)
  • Coordinating, preparing, and finalizing materials necessary for sales presentations to clients and media departments of advertising agencies.
  • Create and modify documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as other internal software systems used in the Sales Dept.
  • Accurately entering, revising, and maintaining TV sales orders for Account Executives, including generation of contracts and file maintenance.
  • Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: handling phone calls, filing, photocopying, faxing, mailing, and other administrative duties for Sales Managers and Account Executives.

MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, World Wide Web, and other related internet applications. Social media savvy. Knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Photoshop a plus.
  • 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 and ability to think creatively.
  • 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 (IBS, Operative), and other programs (DFP, JIRA, GroupCommerce, PointRoll, etc) for Digital purposes.
  • 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 digital media also a plus.

Qualified candidates please apply through the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System.
Must submit resume & cover letter with application.

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GRAPHIC ARTIST/DESIGNER/ANIMATOR

Are you passionate about great design?  Love creating graphics for the web? How about motion graphics?  If you are a graphic designer with a strong background in broadcast and digital, CBS 62 and CW50/Detroit is looking for you!

The ideal candidate will create HD, animated and still graphics for promotion projects, commercial production projects, local programming and community initiatives as well digital platforms, including animated web banners, pencil pushdowns, website skins and other web elements as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years as a designer and motion graphic artist
  • Creative experience in a broadcast TV/production house
  • Strong conceptual and design ability
  • Able to work and thrive under tight deadlines
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, team player
  • Flexible and able to accommodate last minute changes and revisions as needed
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proficient on MAC OS, Adobe CS5
  • After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Cinema 4D, Flash
  • Experience with VIZRT and Chyron design, operation and template creation/management a plus

Qualified candidates please apply through the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System.

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IT TECHNICIAN

SUMMARY:  We are looking for technicians with a background in IT.  This is a full time staff position.

Requirements:

  • High level of experience with Apple OS X, Microsoft Windows (desktop/server); Linux/Unix a plus.
  • Maintain, install, upgrade and configure workstations, laptops. Network / VLAN and Windows 2008 / 2012 server experience a plus.
  • Manage data backups, archiving, and anti-virus applications
  • Assist with network infrastructure cabling and documentation
  • Avaya IP phone system support a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • PC support, networking, and IT skills required, including client-server systems, printers, productivity software. Broadcast newsroom, web technologies, INEWS knowledge a plus
  • Efficient and effective troubleshooting skills in a high pressure environment
  • Self-motivated and willing to work various hours, including occasional overnights and weekends
  • Desire and ability to learn and implement new hardware and software technology
  • Work closely with user from all departments to help satisfy IT and MIS needs
  • College Degree preferred
  • Applicant must meet physical requirements, as the position may involve heavy lifting and climbing.

Qualified candidates please apply through the CBS Television Stations online Applicant Tracking System.

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CBS 62 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the continuing policy of CBS 62 to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, marital status, or height or weight and to conform to applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

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