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Disney ABC Television Group Daily Hire AUTOMATION Newscast Director (Union) in San Francisco, California


POSITION: Daily Hire AUTOMATION Newscast Director (Union)

POSTED: January 3, 2019


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 at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 www.disneycareers.com 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.

Job ID: 625516BR

Location: San Francisco,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group 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.