CBS Corporation Graphic Designer in San Francisco, California

Graphic Designer

REF#: 31887

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


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.).


KPIX/KBCW is the CBS Owned-and-Operated duopoly in the dynamic and highly competitive Top 10 San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose television market. Our facility is located just a few blocks from San Francisco’s famous Embarcadero waterfront at 855 Battery Street.

We’re searching for an accomplished designer/animator to be KPIX 5’s lead news designer while also maintaining our Chyron graphic playback system. The lead designer supports our evening news broadcasts at 5, 6, 10 and 11pm, managing pre-pro workflow as well as graphics that often include breaking news elements. You’ll work with show producers and writers to conceive and execute nightly on-air newscast graphics, including package animations, in a highly collaborative environment.


All applicants must possess these skills to be considered for the position:

  • 3-5 years (middle-major market) design experience in a broadcast affiliate/local news environment.

  • Expertise with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Suite.

  • Excellent technical skills to oversee the "care and feeding" of an automated Chyron system

  • Strong organizational and verbal skills, with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.These skills are a huge plus:

  • Experience with Curious Maps, Chyron & Vertigo or comparable systems.

Candidates that do not submit a link to an online reel will not be considered.

Physical Demands: Must be able to sit at a desk for long periods of time and operate a keyboard.

Hours: As assigned (Typically 2-11pm) Work Days: M-F


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled