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Manager, Content Acquisitions


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


The Content Acquisitions department is looking for a Manager to join their team. This position is an active contributor in the highly-energized Content Acquisitions department that works across multiple Brands and Platforms. The Manager will work closely with the Strategy, Planning & Negotiations areas within the department to ensure program details are collected accurately. This position will also collaborate with department executives to build Corporate presentations, draft deal memos and support series & movies negotiation work.


This is an excellent opportunity to be a member of the content acquisitions team that buys a substantial amount of series and movies for an established, well-recognized suite of networks and services. This group is considered marketplace leaders when it comes to crafting creative series & movies deals, and our goal is to secure top shelf product. Are you ready to roll up your sleeves, work hard, deliver excellence and learn from industry experts?


The ideal candidate must be a go-getter, meticulous, highly-motivated and a forward-thinker who is able to jump in & anticipate the needs of busy, high-level Corp department and its executives. Candidate must be a good communicator with excellent organizational, written & computer skills who thrive working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Effective multi-tasker is key to success in the role – someone who can quickly shift priorities and manage time efficiently to meet ongoing deadlines.



  • Handle accuracy of series / movie information for all in-house acquired product
  • Partner with executives to draft deal memos & distribute relevant information to key departments
  • Assist team members on special projects including researching & capturing relevant industry intel and data for high-level presentations
  • Draft Product sheets, using as sources department database, performance reporting & online resources
  • Track competitive and product availability information
  • Monitor industry news with close attention to sharing info that may impact the Company or Department’s acquired business, including communicating findings in team meetings


Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience as a coordinator and/or manager in content acquisitions or related department (e.g.: media/entertainment finance, research, programming/scheduling)
  • Familiarity working with databases / data management / report generation


Additional Qualifications

  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively within a team
  • Possess a positive “can-do” & team oriented spirit
  • Proven attention to detail; excellent organizational (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage time efficiently
  • Must demonstrate advanced PowerPoint & Excel (formulas, v-lookups & pivot tables) skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-demand environment keeping confidential business information discreet and private
  • Experience using Program Research applications including Nielsen & StarTrak; superb internet research skills
  • Entertainment, Media-Related, Program Research Industry experience highly preferred




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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ViacomCBS 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, ViacomCBS requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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