Job Opening: Freelance AUTOMATION Newscast Director

Posted 04/10/2017

KGO-TV/ABC7 News, the ABC Owned Television station in San Francisco has an immediate opening for a Freelance AUTOMATION Newscast Director to join our ABC7 News team. We are seeking a dedicated director that wants to join our team by working on live newscasts and local production.


Qualified applicants should have:
-Knowledge and/or working experience with Grass Valley Ignite Automation System and Ross Overdrive Automation System
-State manager experience is a plus.
-A strong sense of newscast structure, significant hands-on experience operating in a computer assisted environment, the ability to work well under pressure, exceptional organizational skills and the ability to easily adapt within an organization.
-Live directing and/or switching experience and knowledge of switcher concepts is helpful.
-Operational knowledge of peripheral devices such as Viz RT and Vinten Robotics is a plus.
-Must be able to work all shifts part-time and vacation relief including weekends, early mornings, late nights, and holidays.

Prospective employee for this job must join DGA.


-Direct daily newscasts and production as required
-Work closely with newscast producers, production and engineering staff
-Stage manager duties as assigned.

-Extensive experience with Ignite and Ross Automated Production system required.
-Knowledge of Grass Valley production switchers, video servers and ENPS preferred.
-Stage managing experience preferred.

-BA in Communications or equivalent preferred

-Minimum 1-3 years in television production


Please send resume and cover letter to Please also indicate where you saw the job posting on your cover letter.

The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


ABC7 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
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