- Director (ELC-Automated)

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Director (ELC-Automated)


Director (ELC-Automated)

• Emerging Level


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.

Category Directors 
Location Sacramento, California Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date May 06, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

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

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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