Floor Director - DC
Qualifications: College degree required. Degree in Communications or related field is preferred. Prior job experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Previous television production experience in a news production environment is required. Individuals must be highly organized, have strong leadership abilities and communication skills. Must be able to work in and support a team-structured environment, exhibit professionalism, and work well under pressure. Floor Directors will also conduct pre and post show check of studio. Applicant must demonstrate clear and effective communication to the Studio floor and to the Control Room. Floor Director should organize and prepare the studio in advance for rehearsals and live productions. Floor Directors should ensure all equipment is working on the set, before and during show. Floor Directors responsibilities also include giving the talent, floor staff, and guests time counts and cues as well as being familiar with run-downs. Floor Director will also be aware of all safety procedures. Other duties as assigned.Duties: The Floor Director will have a broad knowledge base of television production, especially in a live news environment. H/She will be well versed with studio procedures and contributes to the overall operation and maintenance of the various studios.Floor Directors are required to function as the Director's "eyes and ears" on the studio floor, effectively communicating directions and instructions primarily to on-air talent, guests, and other members of the production crew. The Floor Director should control and organize the movement of people and equipment in and out of, and within the studio during live shows and tapings. Pre-production planning responsibilities include participating in production meetings, assisting the Director with camera blocking, rehearsals and overall readiness of the entire studio. The Floor Director should assist other studio personnel as required. (prepping talent for air, line checks, etc.) In addition, the ideal candidate will successfully perform A2 duties as required and proactively communicate (in various formats) technical issues with show directors and associated staff. Travel may be required for show production as needed.Floor Directors should track, manage and communicate all studio related issues to key internal and external stakeholders. Floor Directors meet with Directors and show teams daily to stay current on show requirements to meet the needs of the broadcast.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.