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Acquisitions Specialist

ViacomCBS

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted January 10, 2022.

CBS Marketing is looking for an Acquisitions Specialist to coordinate and procure all media assets required in the production of marketing content produced by CBS Marketing.

Job responsibilities:
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 handle 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 handle inventory and archiving of all marketing media assets and maintain cloud-based inventory database system.
Distribute media assets and information to all creative and production end users.
Handle our review and approval system.
Collaborate 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 positive 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.

Qualifications:
Minimum 3 years in acquisition and delivery of media assets used to produce marketing.
Strong understanding of modern project management tools, and non-linear editing required.
Technical background in post-production required: Strong understanding of formats and codecs.
Experience using digital and media asset management systems.
Bachelors degree in television or film or similar field strongly desired.

Equivalent practical experience may mitigate preference for degree.

Knowledge/Skills:
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.
Knowledge of Stock Footage licensing.
Strong organization skills
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 form 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 striven to excellence at the accomplishment of all tasks.
Embraces accountability.
Excellent teammate and collaborator.
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