CBS Corporation Director Remote Operations, CBS News in New York, New York

Director Remote Operations, CBS News

REF#: 30929

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS News

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: New York, NY

ABOUT US:

CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

DESCRIPTION:

Director Remote Operations will oversee strategic engineering and operational requirements for Special Events, including supervision of technical personnel, on-site management and budgeting.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical planning and support at national and international news events.

  • Supervises technical team members at remote special events.

  • Manages and negotiates with vendors and contracted services.

  • Plans and implements Technical Capital Budget as part of oversight group.

  • Responsible for on air remote coverage from its inception to completion.

  • Act as a liaison between production staff and technical staff for CBS News Special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Ability to travel on short notice and for extended periods

  • Familiarity with bonded cellular technology

  • Understanding of all forms of transmission: jpeg, mpeg, HEVC, microwave, satellite, fiber, etc.

  • Knowledge of all forms of newsgathering equipment, cameras, audio equipment, drones, satellite trucks, etc.

  • Familiarity with computers, networking, firewalls, etc.

  • Strong leadership skills.

Preferred:


College degree preferred

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled