ViacomCBS Director in Chicago, Illinois
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL
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.).
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.
-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.
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.
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