CBS Corporation Operations Technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Operations Technician

REF#: 28421

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance


JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


  • Master control operator responsible for maintaining WCCO’s on-air programming, airing CBS network and local programs, commercial content

  • Monitor transmitters and standard broadcast equipment, maintain logs, quality control

  • Ingest content, tune in and route satellite and local live news feeds



  • Recent experience in an automated broadcast master control center with a working understanding of signal flow

  • Proven track record of identifying and pro-actively solving program and technical issues, and noting discrepancies when appropriate

  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality

  • Minimum two years working in a similar position


  • Strongest candidates will have experience with news audio or studio robotics and have a desire to expand into live news production

  • Ability to multitask and work accurately as part of a team in a busy broadcast environment is essential

Additional Information:

  • Must be open to working early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays as shifts vary

  • Candidate is required to join IBEW Union if not currently a member

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and push 75 pounds


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled