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Director/Producer – Newsy – The E.W. Scripps Company – Chicago, IL

Company: The E.W. Scripps Company

Address: Chicago, IL

  • Full Time

The E.W. Scripps Company

Full Job Description

Newsy is hiring a Director / Producer who will be responsible for the on-air operation of the automated control room systems to assist with the production of Newsy live and pre-tape newscasts on our cable channel and award-winning streaming TV apps. Newsy is different, anti-partisan and solutions focused.

The ideal candidate is an excellent director/producer, creative problem solver and strong visual storyteller who is in-sync with the news of the day. We are looking for someone who can lead in developing technical systems to support collaboration and adaptation as part of a passionate and hardworking team.

What you’ll do:

  • Pre-production of newscasts.
  • Work with producers and anchors to coordinate pre-packaged production, studio shot planning and graphics integration.
  • Live direction of newscasts
  • Provide the technical knowledge to backup control room systems and critical production signal flow.
  • Assist with remote set-ups and field switching.
  • Build graphics and produce video.
  • Coordinate with Scripps broadcast hub counterparts to ensure all operations are handled smoothly.

What you have:

  • Minimum 3 years experience of directing multi-camera live newscasts using high end automation and production systems.
  • Deep knowledge of state-of-the-art video switchers and effects.
  • Understanding of routers, video servers, audio consoles, studio cameras, graphic systems and studio production equipment.
  • Proficiency with Premier
  • Passion for storytelling.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask using computer keyboards and equipment control panels.
  • Capacity to work on fast-pace, rapidly changing productions for extended periods.
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet and work well under pressure.
  • Working a flexible schedule, including holidays and weekends will be required

Education & Experience/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, engineering or communications
  • Previous experience working as a director of automated live programming
  • Deep knowledge of Newsroom computer systems such as iNews, ENPS etc.

We believe the industry’s workforce should reflect society at large, in all its diversity. Applicants who identify as part of one or more underrepresented groups in news are encouraged to apply. Areas of under-representation could include but are not limited to race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, economic background, sexual orientation and/or ability.

About Newsy :

Newsy is the next-generation national news network that provides “news with the why,” built to inform and engage with the top stories across every platform. It’s available on cable; on over-the-top services including Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, Sling TV, Watchable from Comcast, Pluto TV, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast; and on connected television including Xumo. Newsy is also available via its mobile apps and at

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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