Production Manager

Ref#: 33849
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Minneapolis, MN, 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.).

WCCO is looking for a big-picture manager who focuses on the audience experience and team work.

  • Manage behind-the-scenes operations in the control room and studio to create dynamic and memorable TV and digital content.
  • Lead technical and aesthetic quality control standards ensuring the WCCO brand’s look and feel is woven into all production.
  • Be the bridge that unites News/Creative Services/Engineering and IT. 
  • Consult with Broadcast Operations & Engingeering (BO&E) management in equipment specifications, purchases, installation and evaluation as it pertains to production and on-air operations.
  • Lead and execute roll-out of large event coverage, i.e. Elections, Super Bowl, Final Four and other dynamic events.
  • Work closely with the directors and news managers to proactively deal with day-to-day as well as long-term needs of the station; troubleshoot and communicate kinks in the system.
  • Collaborate with Creative Services and Engineering to best showcase our beautiful studio, rooftop and mall sets.
  • Create new, dynamic camera shots and “live” locations in collaboration with the News Operations Manager.
  • Manage scheduling, training and motivation of staff by setting goals and offering nonstop feedback.
  • Stay on top of industry changes and innovation; use knowledge to collaborate on long-range planning for facility development and production efficiencies for all platforms.
  • Attend weekly News and Engineering Managers meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the News Director.

  • Minimum five years’ management experience.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, budgetary, personnel management, communication and client relationship skills.
  • Work well under pressure including tight budgets, deadlines and direction changes.
  • Pre-production, post production, and non-linear editing knowledge required.
  • Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings.

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