Job Opening: Freelance AUTOMATION Newscast Director (Union)

Department: Programming
KGO-TV/ABC7 News, the ABC Owned Television Station in San Francisco, is seeking a dedicated director that wants to join our team by working on live newscasts and local production.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Knowledge and/or working experience with Ross Overdrive Automation System

  • Stage 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.**

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct daily newscasts and production as required

  • Work closely with newscast producers, production and engineering staff

  • Stage manager duties as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Extensive experience with Ignite and Ross Automated Production system preferred

  • Knowledge of ROSS production switchers, video servers, ENPS and DALET preferred

  • Stage managing experience preferred


  • BA in Communications or equivalent preferred


  • Minimum 5 years in television production

TO APPLY: Please log onto and search for Requisition ID# 625516BR- Freelance AUTOMATION Newscast Director (Union), , create a candidate profile, and upload your resume and cover letter.


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

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