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Acquisitions Specialist – CBS – Los Angeles, CA

Company: CBS

Address: Los Angeles, CA

  • Full Time


REF#: 36927

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS’s total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


The Acquisitions Specialist will coordinate and procure all media assets required in the production of marketing content produced by CBS Marketing.

  • Forecast and develop delivery schedules to ensure media assets are available as required to meet our delivery deadlines.
  • Confer with creative teams, management and production company production personnel to manage special requests, out-of-pattern production requirements, and program supplier production scheduling issues.
  • Collaborate daily with program suppliers to coordinate the delivery of program content.
  • Work with creative teams to acquire and/or license special assets for on-air use, presentations and online content.
  • Work with Asset Management and Acquisitions team to manage inventory and archiving of all marketing media assets and maintain cloud-based inventory database system.
  • Distribute media assets to all creative and production end users.
  • Interface with network executives from various CBS divisions and outside agencies and production company post-production personnel to either acquire or distribute media assets or information.
  • Develop strong relationships with production companies, post-production facilities, and studios in order to acquire additional media assets not covered by standard agreements, while working to avoid additional incremental costs.


Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years in acquisition and delivery of media assets used to produce marketing.
  • Strong understanding of modern project management tools required.
  • Technical background in post-production desired.
  • Bachelors degree in television, film or similar field strongly desired. Equivalent practical experience may mitigate preference for degree.


  • Extensive experience with coordinating the acquisition and delivery of media assets used to produce television network promotional content.
  • Knowledge of nonlinear editing techniques, cloud-based Media Asset Management systems, audio mixing, general knowledge of legacy formats, animated graphics, etc.
  • Understanding of Digital Asset Management concepts and processes.
  • Ability to operate with significant autonomy and discretion.
  • Ability to prioritize in complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, interpret and apply a wide range of data.
  • A respected and trusted colleague able to build relationships quickly with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A highly effective collaborator and influencer with the ability to work with a wide range of personality types.
  • An excellent listener and communicator with a high EQ.
  • Focused and driven to excellence at the accomplishment of all tasks.
  • Embraces accountability.
  • Exemplary team player and collaborator.

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to [email protected] Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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