Technical Director, Studio Operations

Ref#: 29404
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
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.

Responsibilities include serving as Technical Director on standby for breaking news ready to go on the air for Special Reports, and relief coverage for CBS News broadcasts when other Technical Directors are absent.  Position has technical responsibility for show switching and graphics, video experience with graphic design and knowledge of video and audio signal specifications.  Some familiarity with networking and computer applications are a plus.  Manage crews and work with Technical Managers and Directors to meet the needs of the broadcasts.  Learn the technical systems and workflow for the News control rooms and studios and ensure that systems work properly.  Work with managers and engineering staff on capital project installations, checking proof of performance of new equipment and systems operationally.  Works with Maintenance to troubleshoot and test equipment and systems.  This position is in the NY Broadcast Center and is covered by the IBEW Local 1212 union.


Education:  College graduate with a BA or BS degree or degree in Television production.

Experience:  At least 5-10 years of experience as a Technical Director preferred.  Live and taped broadcast experience, graphic production and graphic device operation.

References required.

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