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Executive Assistant, Programming Business Operations


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

BET Networks,  a subsidiary of Paramount Global,  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:,  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.



BET Networks is seeking an Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Scripted Original Programming. The EA is responsible for supporting all day-to-day business activity, both administrative and creative/development of the SVP. The ideal candidate for this role is very organized, a self-starter, and capable of achieving dynamic results in a very fast-paced and regularly changing environment.


Overview & Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day support to all aspects of SVP role

  • Maintain and organize heavy calendar scheduling, w/ extraordinary attention to detail

  • Coordinate internal and external meetings, VC, conference calls, etc. (across multiple time zones)

  • Provide telephone support, keeping an updated call log (via CALLPLEASE), rolling calls, etc.

  • Booking Travel, proactively completing and submitting all expenses through the Concur system and ensuring timely settlement of Corporate Credit Cards

  • Ensure all actions are prioritized and followed up by the SVP

  • Partnering with Dept. Coordinator on management of Submissions Log

  • Leading incoming correspondence, including emails and telephone queries, and answering where appropriate

  • Handling confidential and sensitive information with the utmost discretion

  • Read and watch material and provide feedback when requested, including but not limited to coverage on incoming submissions

  • Assisting with ad-hoc projects as needed


Basic Qualifications:

  • 1+ year(s) of previous Executive Assistant experience on a high-volume entertainment desk at an agency, studio, network, production company, etc.

  • Agency experience preferred

  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, resourceful

  • Passion for television, and desire for a career in development/programming

  • Forward thinker who will anticipate needs of the executive

  • Very organized and pays attention to detail

  • Must have excellent communication skills including verbal and written.

  • Capacity to engage professionally with peers, associates, executives at every level

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Google Docs/Spreadsheets

  • Solution oriented


Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience


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: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City