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CBS Corporation Director in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


REF#: 33570

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA


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.).


Required Skills:

  • Ability to direct newscasts in concert with a newscast producer, managing a full studio crew including a technical director, audio board operator, floor manager, robotic camera operator, tele-prompter operator and any other studio crew

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to stay focused in the director’s chair, especially in breaking news situations

  • Team player with great people skills who can take direction from managers and collaborate with other newsroom personnel to execute the station’s mission for a newscast

  • Experience punching and calling your own show preferred


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • College Degree required

  • At least 2 years’ experience directing commercial newscasts required

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a server-based playback system required; experience with or knowledge of Grass Valley and ENPS systems a plus

  • Must be able to work all shifts


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled