Ref#: 24833
CBS Business Unit: CBS News
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

This position will be responsible for serving as the creative/technical director for live Newscasts as well as pre-recorded show elements such as Opens, Closes, Newscasts, and Interviews.  Experience with ELC OPERATIONS, Camera Robotics, Audio Consoles, Playout Servers, and Graphics Playback are a must.

The position works closely with producers and other crew members to organize and switch the many production elements that comprise the broadcast. This individual will also work closely with the engineering department to create a successful workflow, report, track and resolve technical issues within the shows facility.


Candidates Qualifications must have at least 3 years of "hands-on" experience in the technical direction of major market television newscasts. Extensive knowledge of video switchers, graphics systems, server playout systems, audio consoles and robotic camera systems is essential. Demonstrated experience as a creative/technical director is helpful.

Applicants must be able to be versatile in their working schedule (mornings, nights, weekends and holidays). In addition, the successful candidate will possess the ability, leadership, willingness, drive, and initiative to:
- See the details of a task through to completion
- Undertake a project as own and take appropriate action
- Assume personal responsibility for desired goals
- Successfully collaborate and interact with colleagues and network staff.

Experience with ENPS, Sony switchers and Sony ELC production automation helpful, VIZrt Graphics, CALREC audio consoles, Cambotics robotic camera systems.


EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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