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ViacomCBS Director in Chicago, Illinois

REF#: 38487

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

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.).

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

-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.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

-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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

-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.

FUNCTION: Production

EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status

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