CBS Corporation Technical Director in Burbank, California

Technical Director

REF#: 31040


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Brand Overview:

Entertainment Tonight is launching an interactive streaming news network delivering celebrity, pop culture and lifestyle content and premium video. It will be available live and on-demand 24/7 via our app, OTT, desktop, mobile and across social platforms. We strive to have our original reporting and exclusive access drive the conversation.

Role Details:

We’re looking for a resourceful and organized Technical Director to coordinate and switch all elements for live programming. In addition to directing a technical staff, the role requires close cooperation with our producers, transmission and distribution teams. The right candidate needs to embrace new technologies and reach beyond the control room to help us develop the systems, structures and workflows that combine to create a truly innovative operation.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Maximize the flexibility of control room devices and automation (Ross Overdrive) to coordinate scripted and spontaneous live programming, including juggling multiple guests and remotes

  • Use iNews to create, edit and code the rundown; live switch show

  • Coordinate with producers on content, communicate all technical requirements to the production team, and synch with transmission/distribution

  • Provide creative input in the look/style of streaming network

  • Maintain set, including virtual/green screen elements, and adjust as needed

  • Troubleshoot on-air operations including robotic cameras

  • Optimize connections between Control Room and Edit, Graphics and Master Control

  • Create, build and modify effects and custom controls as needed.


What you bring to the team

  • 3 years+ experience directing or switching live broadcast

  • Expertise with Ross Overdrive automation

  • Deep understanding of broadcast and digital video standards

  • Proficiency with iNews or other central rundown system

  • Knowledge of audio and graphic systems and robotic camera operations

  • Capacity to give direct, constructive feedback to help develop a technical staff

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, including event coverage

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

You might also have -

  • Experience with video playout systems like Crispin, Grass Valley K2, Harris or similar

  • Video-editing proficiency, preferably on Avid platform; working knowledge of media management systems including Avid Interplay

  • History of digital production, including producing content in different ways for different platforms


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