CBS Corporation Director of Production in Burbank, California

Director of Production

REF#: 30804


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry. Our brands dive deep into the things people care about across entertainment, technology, news, games, business and sports. With over 1 billion users visiting our properties every quarter, we are a global top 10 web property and one of the largest premium content networks online.

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Brand/Division Overview:

Entertainment Tonight is launching an interactive streaming news network delivering celebrity, pop culture and lifestyle content and premium video. It will be available live and on-demand 24/7 via our app, on OTT, desktop, mobile and across social platforms. We strive to have our original reporting and exclusive access drive the conversation.

Role Details:

We’re looking for a skilled and resourceful Director of Production to take a leadership role in building a pioneering new digital network. The right candidate will work with the Executive Producer to construct a technical operation and develop a staff. While our initial focus will be on preparing for launch, the greater mission is to embrace new technologies and constantly evolve our systems, structures and workflows to optimize content and distribution. This position also involves managing our edit team; duties range from original development and content quality to practical troubleshooting and scheduling. The right candidate needs to have deep technical knowledge, a strong creative flair and be accustomed to the pace of news production.

Your Day-to-Day:

Manage the build-out of all technical systems, including the Control Room, Edit, Graphics, Master Control and Distribution platforms

Assist in recruiting and developing a technical staff

Optimize all production/distribution workflows and streamline connections between systems

Lead and evolve the editorial style of video operations, incl. new formats for social media

Enforce production standards; QC with constructive criticism to mentor staff

Supervise field operations including Special Events

Assign and track the distribution of equipment

Oversee production coordination, including scheduling, budgeting & accounting


What you bring to the team

10+ years production experience, including project management and post-production

Deep knowledge of broadcast/digital media systems and workflows, including studio operations

Experience planning field shoots/off-site remotes and managing crews

Extensive background in Media Composer in Interplay environment, including Avid Archive & Restore

Familiarity with iNews/Media Central or other rundown system

Experience scheduling and budgeting

Capacity to give direct, constructive feedback to help develop a staff

Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, including event coverage

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

You might also have -

History of digital production, including producing content in different ways for different platforms

Experience with video playout systems such as Crispin or Grass Valley K2

Knowledge of transmission/Master Control operations

Familiarity with IT systems, including networking concepts and language

Proficiency with graphic systems or camera/audio expertise


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