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Newscast Director


San Francisco, CA, US, 94111

San Francisco


KPIX/KBCW, the ViacomCBS O&O duopoly in San Francisco has an immediate opening for a dynamic automated Newscast Director. If you have strong leadership in and out of the control room while fulfilling production needs, we are looking for you to join our team!



  • Code and direct newscast for KPIX and the CBSN Bay Area digital platform.
  • Operate and use Sony ELC automation, Sony MVS-7000x switcher, Cambotics robotic cameras, Chyron graphics, Calrec audio console for live and pre-recorded productions.
  • Collaborate with the editorial and production staffs to execute error-free production in an ELC automated control room environment.
  • Provide sound technical skills, communicate daily with producers for smart, effective use of studio venues and bring a “can-do” approach to problem solving in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
  • Your technical skills must be outdone by your willingness to contribute to the success of the duopoly.
  • Candidate must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • You must be open to implementing new technologies and/or methods to accomplish future assignments.



  • Demonstrated experience in live news production is required.
  • Previous Control Room Automation use is desired, Sony ELC experience is preferred.
  • Understanding of video servers, graphics systems, audio consoles and robotic cameras is essential.
  • Excellent computer, and knowledge of iNews preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude & leadership qualities with the ability to balance multiple tasks and prioritize a must.
  • Excellent people and communication skills needed.
  • Good conflict resolution and problem-solving skills are a must
  • Physical Demands: Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time and operate keyboard.


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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland