Newscast Director


Philadelphia, PA, US, 19130




CBS News Philadelphia is looking for a Newscast Director. The ideal candidate will be responsible for directing fast-paced newscasts, motivated by breaking news, as well as public affairs shows, webcasts, and sports specials. If you can execute a clean tight newscast in a fast-paced environment and want to play a part in a dynamic, winning news operation we want to hear from you.


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  • Direct live, fast-paced newscasts as well as streaming and other programs using the Sony ELC automated production system.
  • Serve as Assistant Director for newscasts and other programs.
  • Perform other studio support as needed.
  • Work closely with producers and the news department on developing high-quality, technically clean newscasts, and programs.
  • Apply technical expertise and creative style to create interesting productions within accepted guidelines and standards.
  • Direct and/or provide production support for special sports and entertainment programs, including both studio and remote productions.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Certification Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent preferred 
  • 5+ years of experience coding and directing 'live' newscasts and other productions in a medium to major market.
  • Willing and able to work any shift in a 24/7/365 working environment, including weekends, overnights, and holidays.
  • Experience with Sony ELC preferred but will consider Ross OverDrive
  • Ability to multitask in a live news broadcast environment.
  • Working knowledge of control room and studio equipment
  • Experience with newsroom computer systems; iNews preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to function well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and time management.
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills on common computer platforms


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  


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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia