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ViacomCBS Director/Technical Director-KTVT in Ft. Worth, Texas

REF#: 35149

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


CBS11/TXA21 Television in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, is looking for a full time Director/Technical Director. Candidates should have at least 2 years’ experience as a Director/Technical Director in a medium to major market. Candidate should be skilled at both Directing and Technical Directing, sometimes both simultaneously, of fast-paced scripted and breaking News coverage, and other sports and entertainment programs. The successful candidate must be a team leader as well as a positively contributing member of the team. The ability to work in the field on remote productions, and a skillset that includes camera operation, both in-studio and in the field, and some experience with audio operation will be considered strong assets as well. This is not a union represented position. If you can gel with a major market, well-oiled Production Team, and make positive contributions to our product, please apply online at [1]

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Candidate must communicate effectively with news/sports/entertainment producers, graphic artists, engineering staff, and all Production staff, to prepare and execute technically clean productions.

  • Provide leadership for production prep and execution.

  • Supervise Production staff during assigned shifts, to foster positive work environment and successful production operations.

  • React in calm and effective manor to fast-paced, ‘live’ television environment.

  • Apply technical expertise and creative style to create interesting productions within accepted guidelines and standards.

  • Ability to operate other production equipment and tasks, such as camera operation, audio operation, floor directing, and other duties as assigned.


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Core Competencies:

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Proven technical skills

  • Proven ability to function well in a team environment

  • Good communication skills

  • Attention to details and time management

  • Good organizational skills

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience Directing/Technical Directing ‘live’ newscasts and other productions in a medium to major market

  • Knowledge and experience with Sony 8000 switcher


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