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Director (ELC-Automated)


West Sacramento, CA, US, 95605

West Sacramento

This isn’t your grandpa’s and grandma’s CBS! CBS News Sacramento seeks a dynamic hardworking control room ELC Automation or Ross OverDrive Newscast Director. If you are passionate about storytelling, data journalism, workflows, and production models then we are looking for you. We seek strong leadership in and out of the control room while fulfilling production needs for fast-paced scripted breaking news coverage, sports, and entertainment productions. Willing and able to work any shift in a 24/7/365 working environment, including weekends, overnights, and holidays.


Come build your talents with us. Be part of our amazing team located in Sacramento!



  • Direct live, fast-paced newscasts as well as webcasts and other programs using the Sony ELC automated production system
  • Serve as Assistant Director for newscasts and other programs
  • Perform as audio operator and studio support as needed
  • Work closely with producers and news department on developing high quality, technically clean newscasts and programs
  • Apply technical expertise and creative style to create interesting productions within accepted guidelines and standards 
  • Direct and/or provide production support for special sports and entertainment programs, including both studio and remote productions


Preferred Education, Experience, and Certification Requirements:

  • College degree preferred or equivalent preferred  
  • 2+ years of experience coding and directing 'live' newscasts and other productions in a medium to major market
  • Willing and able to work any shift in a 24/7/365 working environment, including weekends, overnights, and holidays
  • Experience with Sony ELC preferred but will consider Ross OverDrive
  •  Ability to multitask in a live news broadcast environment
  • Working knowledge of control room and studio equipment
  • Experience with newsroom computer systems; iNews preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to function well in a team environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and time management
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills on common computer platforms


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: Sacramento