* Oversees the set up and operations of equipment including camera, audio, video and lighting. Constructs and dismantles set.
* Ensures smooth operation of technical equipment and services during broadcast.
* Troubleshoots technical problems during production or broadcast.
* Directs assigned newscasts, which include “switching” newscasts and other productions, completing the pre-production for all newscasts and checking all sources prior to air.
* Monitors the status of all live shots andcontent prior to a live newscast.
* Works 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 as assigned.
Education & Experience/Certifications
* High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in TV production or related preferred.
* Minimum 1 year experience as a director/technical director.
* Working knowledge of television station production equipment.
Skills & Abilities
* Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and character generators.
* Good working knowledge of computers.
* Ability to handle multiple priorities under extreme time constraints with poise and skill.
* Solid leadership skills.
* Excellent knowledge of proper composition, grammar and spelling.
* Must have excellent communication skills; ability to give directions in a clear, efficient manner.
* Excellent 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 be a team player.
* Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors.
* Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours.
* Must be able to liftup to 75lbs.
* Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.