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Sales Planner, BET Networks


Chicago, IL, US, 60601


BET Networks,  a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA,  VIA.B),  is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment,  music,  news,  and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States,  Canada,  the Caribbean,  the United Kingdom,  and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com,  a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment,  music,  culture and news; BET HER,  a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams,  BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live,  BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile,  which provides ringtones,  games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International,  which operates BET around the globe.



We are looking to add a Sales Planner to the team! The Sales Planner is the primary contact of the Sales Planning department to the Account Executive regarding all assigned accounts. The Sales Planner also works with the Sales Assistant, as a team, to ensure all maintenance associated with accounts runs as ordered and that all client guarantees are delivered.


The Sales Planner reports to the Sales, Planning Manager  


•    Prepare and revise sales plans using Wide Orbit system to be presented to clients/agencies.
•    Daily monitoring of the Account Executives on air schedules. Working directly with Sales Assistant to ensure schedule runs as ordered.
•    Manage liability and prepare post analysis. Actively track liability and arrange for under-delivery schedules to air.
•    Prepare Change Notices for spots that have been missed or changes requested by agency.
•    Manage internal program changes and notification to clients.
•    Monitor account status after each change by checking the account totals in billing (Wide Orbit).
•    Resolve account discrepancies and prepare correspondence in a timely manner.
•    Perform any additional duties assigned by management.
•    Wide Orbit system experience is a plus.

Basic Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required
•    Minimum 2+years Sales planning or advertising agency buying/planning experience

Additional Qualifications:
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
•    Media Math skills required.
•    Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
•    Attention to detail a must.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    Must be organized, efficient, team player and strategic thinker. 
•    Occasional overtime required especially during Upfront season.


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. 


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Nearest Major Market: Chicago