Cox Media Group – WFTV/WRDQ TV is looking for a highly motivated Newscast Director to join the Eyewitness News team. This full-time position requires a detail oriented individual with excellent communication skills, someone with a strong technical television news/production background who functions well under the pressures of a live news environment. This individual must be willing to work flexible hours including mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.
- Work closely with producers and other station staff to prepare and direct or assist with directing all live and pre-recorded shows. Shows include, but are not limited to daily newscasts, breaking news cut-ins, sports specials, election coverage, OTT and community service programs using GV Ignite automated control room system.
- Manage assigned tasks in a dynamic newsroom environment while demonstrating the ability to multi-task as well as the ability to handle change in a timely manner.
- Assist in building TME’s for GV Ignite automated control room system.
- Assist in posting daily video content to the station’s website.
- Assist with studio setups including but not limited to lighting.
- Perform other duties as needed and directed by your manager.
- Education: College Degree Preferred.
- Experience: 1-3 years of experience directing in a medium to large television market using an automated control room (GV Ignite, Sony ELC or Ross overdrive).
- Knowledge of GV’s Ignite automation system, Chyron, Vinten robotic cameras, and Avid iNews software is a plus.
- Physical Requirements: Ability to sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods.