News Operations Manager

CBS Television

REF#: 37273

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN


CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


WCCO is looking for a technically-minded manager who believes in problem solving, good communication and innovation.

  • Oversee and troubleshoot the Sienna media management system as well as FCPX edit rooms.
  • Assist in implementing and maintaining the Grass Valley Stratus system as well as the transition to Edius editing systems.
  • Manage our digital asset workflows (archiving, deleting etc), laptop and truck edit systems; leading upgrades whenever needed.
  • Collaborate pool and remote coverage planning, i.e. Trials, Elections, Super Bowl, Final Four, and other large events.
  • Lead ENG training and safety initiatives.
  • Be the master of troubleshooting in collaboration with the Production Manager.
  • Lead the station’s drone efforts.
  • Manage the operations budget and long-term planning efforts, mapping out equipment, software and workflow best practices.
  • Assist the chief photographer and maintenance with fleet management and equipment purchases and repairs.
  • Think big and forward by exploring cutting-edge tools to advance our news gathering.
  • Set and maintain high show standards for live shots, story transfers, titling and metadata.
  • Attend weekly news manager and engineering meetings.
  • Handle file transfers and video requests.
  • Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings.


  • Minimum three years’ management experience.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, budgetary, personnel management, communication and client relationship skills.
  • Work well under pressure including tight budgets, deadlines and direction changes.


  • Understanding of basic IT concepts and software workflows.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field.


FUNCTION: Production

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