CBS Corporation News Director in San Francisco, California

News Director

REF#: 28158


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets - including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio - as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit



Responsible for the supervision, direction, and overall performance level of all station news personnel functions, with specific emphasis on program coordination, mix, content and scheduling.

Develops and communicates a philosophy and strategy for daily news coverage including breaking news, in depth coverage, on-air presentation and website/social media coverage.

Works cooperatively with other departments including, digital, on and off-air promotions, sales, engineering and business.

Supports and understands digital delivery platforms including measurement and best practices.

Responsible for adherence and compliance to Company program standards and FCC regulations.

Establishes and communicates programming and content goals and vision, and then clearly measures their results.

Provides programming leadership in a sales-friendly environment.

Develops and effectively manages department budget.

Uses promotional strengths of the radio station to help achieve corporate goals.

Provides rating analysis and reporting.

Critiques talent and measures performance

Manages listener relations/communication.

Manages relationships with programming vendors.

Manages KCBS’ role as the primary Bay Area station for the Emergency Alert System.

Preparation of quarterly reports for the public file.

Delegates specific duties to assistant managers.

Maintains good relations and communication with CBS Radio News and other CBS all-news stations.

Maintains relationship with SAG-AFTRA and understands requirements of agreements.

Other duties and responsibilities as required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and/or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Minimum of 5 years in radio programming management or equivalent and 4 year degree in related field required. Must be self-motivated and possess excellent communication skills. Knowledge of FCC rules, geographical demographics and familiarity with either the broadcast area or the all news radio format required.


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