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ViacomCBS Overnight Technical Operations Supervisor in Minneapolis, Minnesota

REF#: 35561

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN


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.).


  • Serve as primary resource for overnight monitoring and hands-on response to broadcast hub technical issues, broadcast transmission systems, 24 hour live streaming, and building system functions such as access controls and emergency power.

  • Assist security personnel with incident/emergency response and effective internal communications.

  • Facilitate technical operations for breaking news and weather cut-ins; assist News Department with crawls and bulletins during overnight hours.

  • Serve as emergency backup to competently cover control room or studio operational functions such as robotics, audio or floor directing for normally scheduled live productions.



  • Proven record of effective troubleshooting under pressure on technical systems critical to the broadcast and live streaming plant.

  • Proven record of leadership and self-guidance.

  • Strong written, oral communications and interpersonal skills.

  • General understanding of HVAC and backup electrical systems for broadcast facilities.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ Broadcast Master Control experience including transmission plant monitoring and remote control.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ live newscast production experience using robotic cameras.

  • College diploma or university degree in a related technology or communications field is preferred.



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