Job opening: Freelance AUTOMATION Newscast Director (Union)

Date Posted: 11/29/21

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Monday, November 29, 2021


KGO-TV/ABC7, 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 Vinten Robotics, Xpression graphics and Dalet systems are 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 the Directors' Guild of America (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/knowledge with Ross Automated Production system preferred
  • Knowledge of ROSS production switchers, video servers, and DALET newsroom systems and video servers and 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# 893910BR (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.