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Ignite Director – Cox Media Group – Seattle, WA


Company: Cox Media Group

Location: Seattle, WA

  • Full Time

Cox Media Group

KIRO-TV Ignite Automation Director

KIRO-TV is looking for an automation director who will also produce content for KIRO 7 and all digital platforms. Applicants must be able to direct in a fast paced and dynamic live television environment and to oversee all technical aspects of a live broadcast.

The applicant must be able to adapt quickly to changes and communicate clearly with staff and news management. The individual also must be willing and able to learn how to contribute to KIRO 7’s digital platforms including kirotv.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct live news broadcasts using Grass Valley Ignite Automation System
  • Maintain the upkeep of production studio
  • Direct content for KIRO 7’s digital platforms
  • Transfer elements into Airspeed servers for playback
  • Ability to recognize and troubleshoot problems with:
    • Ignite Automation
    • Grass Valley K-Frame Switcher
    • Vinten Robotics
    • iNEWS
    • Chyron Hego
    • Successfully train for RCOMM ENG transmission.
    • Successfully train for Avid news editing.
    • Maintain a positive, cooperative and professional attitude at all times

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 2 years television news directing experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of the Grass Valley Ignite automation or similar system preferred
  • Live news directing and/automated switching experience preferred
  • Ability to work all shifts, together with scheduling flexibility
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time due to breaking news
  • Ability to work independently and make critical decisions for on air newscasts.

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