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Technical Director – Black News Channel – Tallahassee, FL


Company: Black News Channel

Address: Tallahassee, FL


  • Full Time

Black News Channel

Black News Channel is looking for a Director for our Newscasts, who understands great production value and teamwork. The Director works in all areas of television production and is responsible for technical directing fast paced, complex newscasts and other national programming as well as assisting in completion of pre-production for newscasts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Overseeing the set up and operations of equipment including camera, audio, video and lighting.
  • Constructing and dismantling sets.
  • Ensuring smooth operation of technical equipment and services during broadcast.
  • Troubleshooting technical problems during production or broadcast.
  • Directing assigned newscasts, which include “switching” newscasts and other productions, completing the pre-production for all newscasts and checking all sources prior to air.
  • Monitoring the status of all live shots and content prior to a live newscast.
  • Working closely with news department, directors, producers, and promotions to ensure that the desired on-air look is attained with a minimal amount of errors.
  • Perform other duties and work other shifts as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in TV production or related preferred.
  • Minimum three years of experience as a director/technical director.
  • Working knowledge of VizRT, Sony ELC and BitCentral systems is a plus.
  • Experience working with an audio board.
  • Working knowledge of television station production equipment.
  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and character generators.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities under extreme time constraints with poise and skill.
  • Solid leadership skills.
  • Excellent writing skills including knowledge of proper composition, grammar and spelling.
  • Must have excellent communication skills; ability to give directions in a clear, efficient manner.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capable of working well with commercial clients while adding a creative look to commercial spots.
  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production…lighting, character generators, and news automation.
  • Must have ability to work nights and weekends if needed.

It is the policy of The Black News Channel to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Black News Channel will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Employees are team members and expected to contribute to the overall team effort. Nothing in this job description restricts the Black News Channel, LLC (BNC), or executive leadership’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All Staff Members are required to be familiar with changes in law, regulations, and procedures, as well as report all questionable accounting, potentially fraudulent activity, and/or internal concerns to the attention of the Black News Channel, LLC’s General Manager or Director of Human Resources.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $20.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night Shift
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
a. Proper Handwashing & Prevention protocol signs posted throughout the facility
b. Cloth masks provided to all staff
c. Procuring cleaning services for 7 days a week
d. Hand sanitizer on every desk and dispensers thru out facilty

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
  • Detail-oriented — would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Job Is:

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)

Company’s website:

  • www.blacknewschannel.com

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackNewsChannel

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply

Work Remotely:

  • No

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