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Traffic Coordinator


Riverside, NJ, US, 8075


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast network.  


Job Description:
The Traffic Coordinator is responsible for a group of stations, creating and maintaining program templates and scheduling in WideOrbit for proper reporting of inventory for sales and for on-air playback.

Job Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include creation of format templates that maximize commercial inventory and ensure quality of on air look, program scheduling for all stations, coordination of distributor information (episode assignments and cue sheet distribution), maintenance of program inventory and house number assignment, and maintenance of Wide Orbit coding as it relates to program maintenance.
• Schedule all program changes (network, local, and syndicated) for all stations; Review network schedule and formats for revisions needed to daily log
• Maintain Inventory Codes for all programs and changes to each station’s Inventory Trees
• Creation of shared format templates for all programming using “Best Practices” guidelines for break structure, snipe placement, and promotional placement to ensure quality of on air look and commercial inventory maximization
• Coordinate and schedule syndicated program house numbers with Market Specialist; coordinate and schedule paid program house numbers with Market Specialist and local station personnel
• Coordinate and assist Market Specialist and Traffic Operation Management with the resolution of any future “displaced” spots that require program conflicts or format/schedule changes
• Coordinate distributor generated information (episode scheduling and cue sheet distribution) for all syndicated programming
• Maintain Format Codes used by WideOrbit along with ITX Automation
• Maintain naming convention listing for all syndicated programs
• Reconcile the as-run list to the playlist using communication provided by on-air operators and automation to ensure proper spot billing.

Experience Requirements:
• Minimum 2+ years Television Traffic experience and WideOrbit

Qualification and Skill requirements:
• Ability to work under pressure and against deadlines
• Strong working knowledge of MS Office (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Strong Communications Skills
• Willingness to learn and take on all tasks assigned
• Team Player- will be working will all levels in the organization
• Initiative and problem solving skills.

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred


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