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Technical Director
Posted on: 
November 29, 2012

Title: Technical Director
Department: BO&E
Level: Union IBEW/Non-Exempt
Date: November 2012

Purpose of position:

To provide technical support and direction utilizing Sony's ELC automation system for all live and recorded studio based broadcasts, rehearsals and offsite remote broadcasts for WBBM-TV.

Primary accountabilities:

  • Responsible for providing technical direction to editorial and technical support teams.
  • Ensure that all production elements are prepared on a consistent and timely basis and are ready at pre-determined deadlines.
  • Collaborate effectively with the editorial staff and the technical crew.
  • Act as liaison between engineering and production.
  • Utilize Sony's ELC automation system to assist newscast director with production needs including: monitoring audio levels, maintaining graphic lists, coordinating video clips, framing and shading robotic cameras, assisting with coding needs, troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Core competencies:

  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Strong production background.
  • Clear and concise communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive under deadline pressure.
  • Attention to detail and time management.
  • Meticulous organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to excel as a self-starter in a collaborative environment.


Education and experience:

  • College degree or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of successful TD experience in a live television news environment.
  • Extensive experience with Sony 8000 switcher.
  • Knowledge and on-air experience of control room automation-Sony's ELC system preferred.


Contact name:

John Vitello

To upload a cover letter and resume, go to http://chicago.cbslocal.com/station/cbs-2/ and click on "For Info on Jobs with CBS."