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ViacomCBS Production & Audiovisual Support Intern, CBS Operations & Engineering / Showtime Summer 2020 in New York, New York

REF#: 36374

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


The person in this position joins the team responsible for technical support of our broadcast post-production and audiovisual infrastructure at Showtime’s New York offices. As a member of this team, they will learn about and support many of the creative areas of a large media network, including audio & video editorial, graphics design and animation, quality control, and broadcast operations. Additionally, they will help our employees in the area of conferencing and collaboration technology, by learning how to set up media presentations and participate in Zoom videoconferencing.

Our management and technical staff will familiarize our intern with our multimedia workflows, and the technology we rely on to get our product to air. They will learn to support a creative staff with real deadlines and gain an understanding of the skills (both technical and non-technical) that will help them excel in a production environment.

  • The summer intern will provide support to our creative production staff. This includes answering the support hotline and directing calls as necessary, going to production systems to assess technical problems, and working with the support management staff to provide solutions. They also will learn to deploy various production workstations in an enterprise environment.

  • The summer intern will respond to audiovisual support requests and become familiar with our conference and collaboration technology. This includes multimedia presentations, video conferences, and webcasting events.



The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a program related to media production technology or audio/video engineering and have a genuine interest in production and collaboration technology, and possess an enthusiasm to learn how our product is created. They will have exposure to many different people at all different corporate levels throughout our organization and so strong written and verbal communication skills as well as problem-solving skills are essential.

Additional helpful skills:

  • Familiarity with Mac OS X, basic networking.

  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite (especially Premiere, Photoshop, and After Effects).

  • Understanding of A/V wiring and routing concepts.


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