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Paramount Director/IBEW Technician in Studio City, California

KCBS2/KCAL9 has an opening for the combined position of Director/Technical Director. This single-operating position is responsible for the editorial and technical execution of all KCBS/KCAL live and recorded produced programming and is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreements of the DGA and IBEW and will be a hyphenated position.

Job Function:

  • The main responsibilities of this combined position are to provide daily on-air production direction and physical execution of KCBS/KCAL programming as assigned.

  • In collaboration with the KCBS/KCAL editorial staff, the operator will prepare the broadcast through automation protocols (coding) and the technical infrastructure (ELC testing, mic checks, and camera targeting) daily.

  • Once a show is prepared, the operator will assume the single operator position in the control room and be responsible for the editorial and technical execution of the program.

  • This role will assume supervisory responsibilities, including supervising other crew positions, including but not limited to News TOC, teleprompting, and staging.

  • Candidate must be willing to work a very flexible work schedule that may include early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays. This is NOT negotiable.

  • Vacations, holidays, and personal time are per the combined CBAs as determined at the time of hire.


  • Previous Sony ELC experience is required

  • Ability to run in automated or manual configuration

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

  • Must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills

  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude & leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities a must.

  • Excellent people and communication skills

  • Good conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills


  • Knowledge of video and audio servers, graphics systems, audio consoles and robotic cameras is essential

  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of iNews preferred

  • Demonstrated experience as a newscast director is preferred.

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nations #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH ODONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in todays digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.

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Hiring Salary Range: $77.12/hr - $96.25/hr

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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