Per Diem Director

Ref#: 33628
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


Direct and execute the production of live newscasts as well as live and taped productions utilizing Sony’s ELC automation system for WBBM-TV.




-Candidate must consistently collaborate with show producers and technicians to execute   technically clean broadcasts.

-Director will provide leadership in the planning and execution of all productions.

-Supervise production to foster positive work environment.

-Analyze and evaluate situations in order to avoid potential problems.

-Ensure that all production deadlines are consistently met.

-Ability to bring a fresh, creative focus to all facets of the production process.

-Coordinate a variety of technical, editorial, and design elements to enhance broadcasts.

-Other duties as assigned.




-Proven leadership skills.

-Strong production background.

-Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.

- Ability to thrive under deadline pressure and breaking news situations.

-Attention to detail and time management.

-Meticulous organizational and multi-tasking skills.



-College degree or equivalent.

-Minimum 5 years of successful directing experience in a top 20 market.

-Knowledge and experience with Sony’s ELC automation system.

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