News Director II

Scripps Media, Inc. Tucson, AZ

KGUN 9 and KWBA in Tucson are owned by E.W. Scripps, a company where competing truths coexist. We are proud of our long and rich history, but we stay fixated on the future. We are creating national media brands that complement and support our successful television stations but also some that could compete with and disrupt them. We employ accomplished journalists who have earned prestigious industry awards and have authority with audiences. But we’re also a band of contrarians who challenge the process and push ourselves to do new things.

We are obsessed with being right, but we’re not afraid to experiment and, occasionally, to fail. We have a conservative financial ethos, but we use it to support an opportunistic and, at times, counterintuitive investing strategy. We were birthed by newspapers, and we nurtured cable systems and cable networks. We loved them all, but we set them free. We are comfortable with these kinds of disruptive ideas and contradictory facts. And that leads to a culture where our thriving broadcast business works side by side with emerging digital brands. Together these businesses create a financially attractive news and information company whose employees want to improve the circumstances of those we serve.

We are seeking a Director II, working in all areas of television production and is responsible for directing fast-paced, complex newscasts and other local programming as well as assisting in completion of pre-production for newscasts.

Key Activities

* 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 and content 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

* 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.

* Working knowledge of Sony video switchers preferred.

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.

Work Environment

* Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors.

* Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours.

* Lifting requirement- up to 50lbs

Apply today and join the Scripps Media Tucson Team!

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs an expanding collection of local and national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Midroll Media; and fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff. Scripps produces original programming including "Pickler & Ben," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

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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