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ViacomCBS Per Diem Technical Operations Center (TOC) Operator in Chicago, Illinois


CBS 2 Chicago is in search of a multi-skilled live production team member to staff our Technical Operations Center (TOC). Candidate is interested and attracted to all things technical while having a solid understanding and appreciation for live news production. Our TOC Operators work closely with field teams and control room staff to set up live shots, record and ingest live feeds, maintain quality control of all video assets. Works closely with our assignment desk and producers to capture and organize video assets.


  • Candidates should demonstrate knowledge and experience with all aspects of ENG news coverage, including, Edius non-linear editing, ENG microwave and satellite receive. Edit news stories under deadline pressure, while maintaining editorial integrity.

  • Troll & NSI systems for tracking and tuning in ENG Helicopter

  • Experience with LiveU and Dejero bonded cellular systems

  • Ensure that all daily show production deadlines are met

  • Consistently contribute to editorial process in team environment and attention to production strategy.

  • Work closely with affiliate news services and broadcast partners

  • Experience as an ENG photographer and editor a plus to take advantage of multi-platform opportunities.


  • Results-Oriented and Innovative

  • Attention to detail and organized

  • Excellent technical skills

  • Ability to work under deadline pressure


  • Five years experience in TOC and/or as a photographer and editor.

  • Bachelors degree in journalism or broadcast field.

  • Familiarity with Chicago area, desirable

  • Strong non-linear editing background, including Edius

  • Valid Illinois drivers license

  • Strong computer skills

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

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