Technical Director

Ref#: 27475
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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.

CBS Television City is seeking a full time IBEW Technical Director in the Technical and Productions Operations group.  The TD’s responsibilities include interfacing with the show Director, Producers, CBS Studio Managers and other production personnel, performing video switches using production switchers and playing back video clips from video servers, and supervising the show’s technical production crew (camera operators, audio operators, graphics operator, utilities, etc.). The TD is a technical liaison between the show and CBS studios and reports to CBS’s Studio Manager.

The TD is expected to execute the creative vision of the Director/Producers and bring their ideas to the screen. This may include building electronic effects and the programing of complex video switching equipment, digital video effects units, routers and control systems.  As part of the studio production team, the TD will operate and configure production equipment such as GVG; Kalypso, Kayenne and Karrera switchers, Sony MVS8000 switcher, Imagine and Evertz Routers, and EVS systems. Technical knowledge of production video, audio, comms, and record/playback are required. The TD should also have a thorough understanding of staging, basic facility operations, safety, and basic signal transmissions.


High level communication skill is a must, as well as attention to detail.  The TD must possess the ability to work collaboratively with a highly technical team in determining show and production performance parameters.  To ability to determine operational configurations of all studio technical systems and solving complex issues during production is required. The TD is expected to be available and work a variety of schedules based on production needs.

Experience and Educational Requirements;


A degree in broadcasting, engineering, technology, or other technical science is desirable but not required for consideration.   This position requires a minimum of 8 years working in a major tele-production studio, as a Technical Director or Editor.   


EEO Statement:
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