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Director (ELC)


San Francisco, CA, US, 94111

San Francisco

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.  


Newscast Director
KPIX/KBCW, the ViacomCBS O&O duopoly in San Francisco has an immediate opening for an automated Newscast Director. The candidate will code and direct newscast for KPIX and the CBSN Bay Area digital platform. This position will use Sony ELC automation, Sony MVS-7000x switcher, Cambotics robotic cameras, Chyron graphics, Calrec audio console for live and pre-recorded productions. 
Overview and Responsibilities:
The main responsibility is to provide leadership in and out of the control room fulfilling production needs as assigned. The Operator works with the editorial and production staffs to execute error-free production in an ELC automated control room environment. A successful candidate must have sound technical skills, collaborate daily with producers for smart, effective use of studio venues and 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 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. 
Basic Qualifications:
•    Demonstrated experience in live news production is required.
•    Previous Control Room Automation use is desired, Sony ELC experience is preferred.
•    Understanding of video servers, graphics systems, audio consoles and robotic cameras is essential.
•    Excellent computer, and knowledge of iNews preferred.
•    Ability to work in a 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 balance multiple tasks and prioritize a must.
•    Excellent people and communication skills needed.
•    Good conflict resolution and problem-solving skills are a must
Physical Demands:
Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time and operate keyboard.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland