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Director Operations Washington DC


Washington, DC, US, 20036


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  


CBS News is seeking an energetic Director of Operations for our Washington DC Bureau.  This person will lead by example, helping support the editorial teams drive exceptional coverage and production in the nation’s capital.


The selected candidate should be a people-minded, highly competitive leader who knows how to collaborate and inspire a strong team across technical, production and program operations.


You will lead an ambitious team by leveraging your contemporary technical and operational know-how to ensure professional, proactive and industry-leading support for the Bureau’s newsgathering and program production.


The Director of Operations will create an inclusive environment that attracts and retains the best in the business.


 The ability to react quickly to breaking news and make decisions on the run is critical to this role. You must also be a team player collaborating across teams and maintaining consistent communication with teams nationally.


The candidate should have leadership experience in a fast-paced media environment, be a solutions-oriented visionary, a skilled communicator and have exceptional command of the operation roles within the Bureau.


The Successful Candidate will:

  • Demonstrate high level engagement in a passion for helping support CBS News story-telling and content initiatives.
  • Have strong experience leading technical, operational and studio production staff.
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news in partnership with our special events teams as necessary
  • Identify, grow and encourage talent while helping create defined career paths
  • Build relationships across the news and operations landscape to expand our content output across multiple Viacom/CBS platforms and formats
  • Understand the importance of communicating across multiple platforms to meet the demands of changing technology and consumers with a consistent eye on what’s next and how we leverage the latest thinking
  • Help drive efficiency and effectiveness by questioning how we do things and proposing solutions for the future.
  • Have contemporary understanding of technology developments and how to make the most of them.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback across the operations and  technical landscape.
  • Manage the budgetary aspects of Operations team in an effective and financially prudent manner
  • Identify and secure resources to ensure the operation is able to effectively execute the demands of our productions.


Qualifications:  The Director of Operations will have demonstrated excellence as an inclusive leader with significant technical, operational and production experience or stand-out achievement in at least one of these categories.  He/she must have strong interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across the organization. Ability to collaborate with and across all levels of the organization is critical. The selected candidate must demonstrate a track record of progressive media leadership experience at a network bureau, broadcast station, online or digital news outlet.  He/she must have strong organizational and communication (oral and written) skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities to help move CBS News into the future.  Experience working in a unionized environment is a plus.





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


At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC