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CBS Corporation Newscast Director (CBSN) in San Francisco, California

Newscast Director (CBSN)

REF#: 34765

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


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.).


CBSN Bay Area has an immediate opening for an ELC Newscast Director that will support the CBSN Bay Area live streaming network in addition to newscasts on KPIX5 and KBCW. This position will use Sony ELC automation, Sony MVS-8000 switcher, Cambotics robotic cameras, Chyron graphics, Calrec audio console for live and pre-recorded productions.

Job Function:

The main responsibility is to provide leadership in and out of the control room fulfilling the production needs as assigned. The Operator works with the editorial and production staffs to execute an error-free production in an automated or manual control room environment. A successful candidate must have sound technical skills and will bring a "can-do" approach to problem solving in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Your technical skills must be outdone by your willingness to contribute to the success of the duopoly. Candidate must be willing to work a very flexible work schedule that may include early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays. You must be open to implementing new technologies and/or methods to accomplish future assignments.


  • Demonstrated experience in live news production is required.

  • Previous Control Room Automation use is desired, Sony ELC experience is preferred

  • Ability to operate technical equipment in automated or manual configuration

  • Knowledge of video and audio servers, graphics systems, audio consoles and robotic cameras is essential

  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of iNews preferred

  • Ability to work in fast paced, high pressure environment

  • Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills

  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude & leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities a must.

  • Excellent people and communication skills needed

  • Good conflict resolution and problem-solving skills are a must


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