ELC Director


San Francisco, CA, US, 94111

San Francisco


KPIX – CBS News Bay Area in San Francisco is adding to its team of ELC directors and actively searching for the right person to become part of this dynamic team. 


The candidate we’re looking for is a phenomenal communicator, has strong organizational skills, and can break out of the mold of a coded newscast and pivot to breaking news when the moment happens. We’re looking for a director who can obviously handle the pressure of live news but also loves the thrill of the unexpected in a live environment. If you’re ready to work with an organization that challenges the norm when it comes to how the local news story is told we’ve got something for you to see.


We’re all about storytelling and innovation. And this storytelling translates into how we visually tell the story of the day in every newscast. 

As an ELC director at CBS News Bay Area, you’ll be working with show producers crafting dynamic visual newscasts in a studio space with studio jibs and real jib operators. Robotic cameras are around too…but only if we need to use them.


You’ll be verbally calling the shots as anchors work the full studio environment with the jib camera following along using the studio space to tell the story. And when it’s time for weather you won’t just be cutting to a basic chroma key or video wall. You’ll be taking the viewer to a stunning virtual environment using cutting-edge technology from Zero Density. Imagine coding and directing a full newscast in an immersive virtual environment controlled by ELC. That’s us!


We are news. But we’re also more than just news. CBS News Bay Area is the community leader in annual live events, from music festivals, air shows, and colorful community parades. All are directed using ELC automation. We do a lot here. And now we’re looking for good directors to join us for the ride. 


  • Sony ELC Automation
  • Sony XVS Switchers
  • Chyron Prime / ISQ / Newsticker Calrec Audio
  • Cambot Robotic Cameras
  • Studio Jibs
  • Zero Density Virtual Production 

The main responsibility is to provide leadership in and out of the control room fulfilling production needs as assigned. You’ll work with the editorial and production staff to execute an accurate production in an ELC automated control room environment. Directors code their assigned newscast and run through portions of the show with crew and talent before going to air to help prove the solid product that is expected. A successful candidate must have sound technical skills, collaborate before each show with the producer to ensure smart, effective use of studio venues, and bring a “can-do” approach to problem-solving in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. Candidate must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays. It would help if you were open to implementing new technologies and/or methods to accomplish future assignments. 


  • Proven experience in live news production is required.
  • Previous Control Room Automation use is desired, Sony ELC experience is preferred.
  • Understanding video servers, graphics systems, audio consoles, and robotic cameras is essential. 
  • Knowledge of iNews preferred.
  • Ability to work in fast 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 are needed.
  • Good conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills are a must.


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 cbsnews.com, 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,  CBSNews.com, 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 CBSNews.com 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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Hiring Salary Range: $95,000.00 - 105,000.00. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.   




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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland