Posted On: June 29, 2016
Media Organization: CBS
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 130 million people a week during the 2014/2015 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
The CBS Page Program is a prestigious and competitive 18-month per diem program that provides an introduction to the world of broadcasting. As a member of the CBS Page Program, you will be exposed to a wide range of experiences in TV at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. You will meet the people and gain the skills that will lead to greater opportunities in the television industry and in other media enterprises. Whenever possible, CBS promotes from within the company – you will be in a preferred position to build a career inside CBS.
The CBS Page Program has assignments within numerous departments in the Broadcast Center. Your tasks may include but are not limited to: audience management for live productions at the Broadcast Center and the Ed Sullivan Theater, researching news stories, ingesting hard news, tape logging, coordinating scripts, assigning closed captioning, selecting footage, escorting talent, organizing/distributing tapes, performing clerical and administrative duties, and assisting staff members in with various other tasks. Duties vary in each department and placement is at the sole discretion of the head of the program.
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