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ViacomCBS Technical Director/Director in Minneapolis, Minnesota

REF#: 36079

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.).


  • Primarily TD/Direct live daily newscasts and other productions, including special events, using ROSS OverDrive automation. Candidate must understand and accept the responsibility and accountability that comes with this position.

  • Set up mics, operate audio consoles, run robotic cameras, shade studio and remote cameras, floor direct, and manage studio guests when not directing

  • Collaborate effectively with show producers and lead technical crew in executing clean shows


  • Must be open to working early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays as broadcast shifts vary

  • Candidate is required to join IBEW Union if not currently a member

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and push 75 pounds



  • Solid knowledge and proven skills within all areas of news and studio production: OverDrive automation, switchers, audio, CG, server ingest and playback, robotic camera operation, and iNews NRCS

  • Thorough understanding of standard modern computer systems utilized in broadcast control rooms and studios

  • Strong commitment to quality and attention to detail

  • Currently working similar positions in a broadcast studio with a minimum of 4 years of news production


  • Experience with newscast directing utilizing ROSS OverDrive automation

  • Strong computer skills and technical trouble-shooting a plus

  • Ability to multitask and work proficiently in a deadline driven broadcast environment is essential


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled