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Executive Assistant, Media Sales, BET


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.



We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join our Media Sales team at BET! The Executive Assistant will support the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Media Sales. They will interact daily with the EVP to support travel, meeting/team coordination duties, and all administrative needs. 

Overview and Responsibilities: 
•    Create and maintain EVP's meeting calendar
•    Coordinate client/agency meetings and external/internal conference calls for EVP
•    Assist EVP with special Ad Sales projects
•    Maintain and coordinate receipts for expense reports
•    Draft correspondence, expertly interact with high level executives and clients, book all travel, hotel and airfare accommodations for business travel, make reservations, buy client gifts, some light errands, etc.
•    Maintain contact list with key CMO and Brand/Agency Executives for EVP
•    Documents - several documents due daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly, and must be done with a detailed eye
•    Coordinate client entertaining events from venue selection, to creating invites, and managing guest list and headcount
•    Research new and existing brands, along with uncovering new agencies for NY sales team outreach efforts

Basic Qualifications:
•    Minimum 1+ years of Administrative/Executive Assistant experience, preferably supporting senior leadership 

Additional Qualifications:
•    Bachelor's Degree preferred
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills 
•    Strong interpersonal skills, proven ability to work well in a team, as well as with internal and external clients
•    Calendar Management - Proficient in Zoom and Microsoft teams
•    Professional phone demeanor
•    Ability to take initiative and prioritize work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
•    Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel & Microsoft PowerPoint is mandatory
•    Flexible with overtime as needed


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