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Freelance Production Manager, CBS Sports, Soccer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

CBS Sports, a year-round leader in television sports, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including "NFL ON CBS;" college football, including the "SEC ON CBS;" college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; and "CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR."


In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, and produces “INSIDE THE NFL” for SHOWTIME. CBS Sports Digital’s multi-platform offerings include and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.

The Production Manager will work closely with the Coordinating Producer and Director, Production Operations. The Production Manager will actively participate in processes to determine the most efficient execution of the production plan within budgets.



  • Prepares, manages, and communicates event planning information. Reviews vendor options and compares costs. This position handles initial negotiations and the day-to- day management of event packages.
  • Coordinates and arranges travel for technical, production, vendors and support personnel within budget guidelines. Responsible for timely reporting and reconciliation of those costs.
  • Participates or contributes to crew planning, crew lists, and staffing for in-studio and remote events as well as feature shoots.
  • Coordinates with leagues, studios and feature subjects to identify and communicate requirements, requests, and access for CBS Sports Interactive events. Weekly meeting preparation and planning.
  • Generating and distributing production memos and call sheets. Must review, edit, and check all schedules and technical details before show documents are distributed.
  • The PM is responsible for completing and maintaining show budgets. Monitors and prepares monthly estimates, monthly estimates to completion and budget closes.
  • Authorizes, reconciles, tracks, and facilitates the payment of invoices and allocations. Includes vendors, remote production, and crew payroll.
  • Oversees and prepares for show on-site remote needs and logistics including travel, catering arrangements, location rentals, space allocation, access, credentials, security, crew parking, technical parking, and shipping.
  • Work closely with the Director, Production Operations, and Remote Technical Operations, Technical Managers on show planning, vendors and equipment selection, and upgrades. Updates to crew database, and venue information.
  • Distributes crew lists and paperwork for freelancers and remote operations staff. Approves freelancers’ expense reports, invoices, and hours.



  • Experience with budget preparation, budget tracking, posting, reporting, invoice approvals, coding, and reconciliation are required.
  • Familiarity with crewing, technical skill categories, skill levels and market rates is important, as this person will contribute to crewing and database management.
  • Must be a team player with excellent team-building skills and have a positive attitude with a willingness to pitch in to get things done.
  • An understanding of television production and equipment.
  • Adaptable and capable of contributing new ideas to the team.
  • Experienced in Operations planning.
  • The ability to be flexible with “off-hours” communication and the understanding to handle problems in a 24/7 network environment.
  • Computer skills and strong communications skills are necessary.


Experience & Education:

  • Experience making travel arrangements for large groups and individuals.
  • Experienced in Operations planning
  • Experience with remote events planning, high profile sports events and on-site remote experience.
  • Experience with contract negotiation and preparation.
  • College degree or equivalent experience needed

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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City