Department Assistant, Music

  • Paramount
  • New York, NY, USA
  • May 13, 2022
Full time Admin Office Manager

Job Description

Department Assistant, Music


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA; PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, its portfolio of consumer brands 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, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

Paramount is looking for a Department Assistant to be part of our Music HQ team in NYC! The primary role of this position is to provide administrative support for multiple VPs within the Music HQ team. In addition to general admin support, the Department Assistant will also work closely with our HQ Music Programming team to facilitate communication and alignment with international programming teams. Due to COVID-19 policy, position will initially be remote but will eventually transition to a hybrid (remote & in-office) position in the late fall.



  • Support multiple Music HQ VPs with general admin support. Scheduling meetings; answering and screening telephone calls; coordinating internal and external meetings; processing T&E reports; ordering supplies and arranging office services; coordinating travel arrangements; and performing administrative errands
  • Establish, maintain, and organize department files
  • Build presentation decks on an ad-hoc basis for presentation to upper management
  • Plan and coordinate working offsites for attendees (hotels, travel, meals, etc) approx. 2-3 times annually
  • Special event coordination as-needed
  • Work as back-up to ViacomCBS International’s Content Development & Strategy Coordinator, including having an understanding of internal info-sharing platforms and our monthly calendar


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 1-2 years of experience working in television/media (strong internship experience considered)
  • Highly proficient in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)


Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiar with “cloud-based” collaborative document workflow; OneDrive, Google Drive, Sharepoint, etc
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral and written), including ability to build clear & concise decks in PowerPoint
  • Exceptional organizational skills with ability to multitask, properly prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated and resourceful self-starter with excellent follow-through skills
  • Proven ability to maintain positive attitude and work collaboratively in a demanding and fast paced environment
  • Ability to anticipate and properly resolve administrative issues/problems without relying on senior executives input or direction, understanding when senior executive input/direction is appropriate and/or required


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.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned.

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.

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