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Director, Residuals


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038 New York, NY, US, 10036 Atlanta, GA, US, 30315

Los Angeles

CBS Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms.

The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.


Overview & Responsibilities:


We are currently seeking a highly motivated, proactive, and experienced director-level resource to join the Paramount Residuals team. This position is a key member in our residuals department and will collaborate with various departments such as Labor, Production Finance, and Business Affairs to help facilitate various residual payments, claims, and projects!Key responsibilities include:



  • Oversight of general day-to-day operations of the department in support of the VP-Residuals
  • Plan, forecast, and initiate monthly and quarterly payments
  • Track production status to determine setup priorities
  • Review talent set ups and other work performed by managers
  • Tracking of developed KPI metrics of department and EP performance to ensure timely setups, processing, and payments
  • Communicate with production staff as needed for document requirement delivery and clarification
  • Assist VP with review of IATSE and SAG Prorations for completeness and accuracy
  • Coordinate with Residuals team members to provide internal, external, SOX, and guild audit support as needed
  • Work directly with auditors and guild reps on claims and audit reports, escalating to VP as needed
  • Help build tools and processes, improve existing methodologies for departmental efficiencies
  • Provide cost estimates across various episodic distribution markets
  • Support VP with validation and proofing of various payments
  • Serve as a supporting role to VP with general Basic Agreement interpretation perspective
  • Assist in developing training program and materials to help align the staff with strategic goals of VP
  • Participate in and/or lead all aspects of testing and implementation of various system improvements and as part of larger ERP and Residuals system projects




  • Bachelor’s degree required, a focus in Accounting, Finance, or related area preferred
  • 10+ years of related industry experience, with significant experience in residuals required; preferably focused on episodic product


Additional Qualifications:


  • Ability to interpret and apply talent contracts and/or collective bargaining agreements
  • Solid interpersonal and team management skills, including experience with effectively leading third parties and internal stakeholders and staff
  • Self-starter, proactive, and analytical
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to multitask and ability to manage time optimally to meet deadlines
  • Prior experience and technical knowledge of GL / ERP systems and query tools (SAP / Oracle preferred)


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


At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles