Technical Director

San Francisco, CA | Job #1046428

Location: San Francisco, California
Job Type: Contract
Compensation Range: $50 - 60 per hour

Cella is looking for a talented and experienced freelance Technical Director who is local to San Francisco to join the live On-Air video team and production studio at our client, a hospitality tech startup.

As a Technical Director, you will play a critical role in ensuring the seamless execution of live video productions. Your responsibilities will include configuring production equipment, managing camera assignments, and overseeing the live switch of cameras during rehearsals and show days.

This is an independent contractor position through Cella. Hours will fluctuate.

  • Load graphic assets and configure production switcher.
  • Assign camera inputs and manage camera assignments on software.
  • Utilize knowledge of video encoding to push content to the web.
  • Manage video networking and signal flows.
  • Collaborate with the production team to optimize the post-production process for final product delivery.
  • Live switch cameras during rehearsals and show days.
  • Insert lower thirds and custom graphics as needed.


  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Previous experience as a Technical Director or similar role in live video production.
  • Blackmagic Design ATEM, Video Hub, RTMP encoders.
  • Proficiency in configuring production equipment and managing camera assignments.
  • Strong understanding of video encoding and networking.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating hours.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.


JOBID: 1046428

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

At Cella, a randstad digital company, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact [email protected].

Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Cella by randstad digital offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

Applications accepted on ongoing basis until filled.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

We are passionate about connecting you with the right role at the right organization—and providing you great benefits for the great work you do. With an attractive compensation package including competitive salary, 401(k) plan, weekly paychecks, holiday pay and a health benefits program, we have you covered.

Cella is an award-winning leader in consulting, staffing and managed solutions for creative, marketing, digital and proposal development teams. We help people build meaningful careers and partner with companies to help them win. Our staffing solutions include freelance, contract, temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. Cella has earned the 2022 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent 10-Year Diamond Awards—an honor earned by only 1% of staffing firms in the U.S. Cella is an equal opportunity employer.