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Broadcast Operations Manager


Philadelphia, PA, US, 19130


CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations’ digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.

The station group’s properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations’ premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group’s websites and mobile applications.


CBS3 and CW Philly 57, the Viacomcbs owned and operated television stations in Philadelphia, has an immediate opening for a Broadcast Operations Manager.  Reporting to the Director of Broadcast Operations & Engineering (BO&E), this position will manage and coordinate daily technical operations staff and facilities to develop new and improved media workflows, administer new technologies and achieve the highest levels of excellence in media integration and broadcast operations.   The position brings together the knowledge of a modern broadcast media operation as well as the ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency and adaptability.  

The Broadcast Operations Manager will oversee the daily activities of a media and news production operation, including staffing and facilities for KYW and WPSG.   Management responsibilities include Stage operation, ELC operation, camera operation, prompter operation, TOC operation, closed caption coordination, hub communications, remote cameras, lighting systems, training, and disaster recovery planning.   The position is supported by and integrated with Engineering and IT and is part of the core team to build new work flows and complete operational projects.       

The position will coordinate operational activities and special events for News, Programming, CBS Network, CBS Sports, affiliates and syndicators.  

The Candidate will be responsible to oversee and create work schedules for operations staff using a company tool set, keeping track of and allocating sick time/vacations and assign replacements as needed.  Manage overtime.  Position will oversee the Technical Operation Center (TOC) and serve as liaison between BO&E and News regarding new technical developments in studio and news operations, leading and participating in advancements with studio workflow and automation configurations.   Position will manage in partnership with Creative Services, Engineering and IT, systems for elections, crawls, and weather alerts, bugs and on air graphics. 

Position will be required to know and be well versed in IT skills and media software applications as they relate to production and news editorial systems, managing workflow and troubleshooting. 

This exciting opportunity will require the ideal candidate to conduct weekly station operations meetings with managers, directors, producers, and engineering team members.  In coordination with station and corporate engineering this position is part of a team to implement emerging new technologies into the newsroom and station, including mobile broadband, cloud technologies etc. 

Additional responsibilities are as needed and as assigned.  On-call flexible hours, with some occasional night/weekend work required.  Excellent communications skills with a “get it done” sense of urgency is needed for this fast paced opportunity.  



A college degree in a technical related media, broadcasting or IT field is preferred.  5 years of experience in a news production or digital media environment with management responsibility for content production is preferred.  Project management methodology, and IT applications backgrounds are a plus. Combinations of relevant skills, education and experience will be considered. 


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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Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia