Duet Operator, CBS Sports Digital (Freelance)


Stamford, CT, US, 06902

Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

About Us:

Truly premium content. At true scale. Only Paramount Global. Paramount Digital is the premier online content network for information and online operations of Paramount Global as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.



CBS Sports Digital --  a portfolio of premium digital sports media properties including CBSSports.com, CBS Sports HQ, 247Sports, MaxPreps and SportsLine -- is consistently ranked a top-three sports property, reaching more than 70M sports fans monthly across desktop, mobile, and connected TV devices. Our team is a diverse and agile group that effectively collaborates with the business to shape our department.


Role Details:

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of broadcast operations and production activities.  The Duet Operator will work together with directors and producers during production to create a unique and creative show through graphics.


Your Day-to-Day:

  • Must have working knowledge of Chyron and Lyric systems

  • Reviews final on-air product to assure high quality and notify producers of any potential editorial problems.

  • Effectively communicating with the control room team 

  • Assists with breaking news coverage, and last minute graphic changes

  • Communicate efficiently with Sports and News and production personnel internally and externally.

  • Follows directives from producers and directors during production of live and recorded sports segments and programs in the control room and studio

  • Must be able to work under time pressure deadlines and willing to work different shifts or longer shifts due to "breaking news,"etc.

  • Ability to build show elements in third party software systems a plus

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • At least 1 year of "hands-on" experience with Chyron

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news

  • Since the schedules will rotate, you must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and overnights, and holidays. Must be able to work additional hours beyond scheduled shift with little or no notice if needed

  • Experience with ELC OPERATIONS – calling and cutting News Broadcasts, Camera Robotics, Audio Consoles, Playout Servers, and Graphics Playback 

You might also have –

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications or equivalent

  • Experience with building and creating Chyron elements from scratch


CBS Sports, a year-round leader in cross-platform sports coverage, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including THE NFL ON CBS; college football, including the SEC ON CBS; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship; golf, including The Masters®, PGA Championship and PGA TOUR; soccer, including the UEFA Champions League and NWSL; and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. 

In addition, the division includes CBS SPORTS NETWORK, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports which televises live sports programming throughout the year, including college football and basketball games, UEFA Champions League and Europa League action, Italy's Serie A matches, Concacaf national team competitions, as well as a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. 

CBS Sports also delivers an extensive lineup of global soccer coverage on Paramount+, including every UEFA club competition match, all Serie A matches as well as Concacaf national team competitions, and produces INSIDE THE NFL for Paramount+. CBS Sports Digital's multi-platform offerings include CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports apps for mobile and connected TV devices; the 24/7 streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ; 247Sports; MaxPreps; CBS Sports fantasy games; and SportsLine.


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


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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