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Freelance AUTOMATION Newscast Director (Union)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 893910BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Nov. 28, 2021

Job Summary:


POSITION: Freelance AUTOMATION Newscast Director (Union) POSTED: 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years in television production

Preferred Education

  • BA in Communications or equivalent preferred

About ABC Owned TV Stations:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with KGO Television, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

KGO Television, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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