Weekend Director

Jun 20, 2013
Jul 20, 2013
Caitlin Guindon
Full Time
KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a full-time Weekend Director. This position is responsible for directing newscasts and live or taped special programming, as well as working with graphics for newscasts. We're seeking someone with 1-3 years of experience directing live newscasts, with multiple live shots, with three or more years experience in broadcasting strongly preferred. A valid driver's license, with a good driving record, is required, as is an Associate's degree or some collegiate education. A degree is preferred.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
- Must be able to direct and/or technical direct all newscasts as needed by schedule
- Operate audio board during broadcasts
- Operate the switcher for newscasts
- Translate ideas for shots into reality
- Responsible for construction of still-store graphics
- Coordination of rundowns and vocal direction of studio crew during the news broadcasts
- Must be proficient and professional in calling and punching all newscasts
- Responsible for editing as needed
- Coordinate training and supervision of production staff with immediate supervisor
- Produce daily/weekly promos, news updates, and public service announcements when necessary
- Assume responsibility for the on-air product, studio and/or remote crew
- Proficiently handle and maintain all equipment relating to the operations department and newscasts.
- Maintain positive and open dialogue with all departments to ensure all newscasts are on the air and run as clean and smoothly as possible
- Ensure set and talent look their best
- Run teleprompter for assigned newscasts
- Operate robotic cameras
- Direct other productions and live broadcasts or live-to-tape in studio or on remote location as needed
- Must be able to operate station vehicle as needed
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Required Skills & Abilities:

- Working knowledge of studio cameras, Final Cut Pro, Chyron, Photoshop, audio and lighting
- Must have a good working knowledge of video switchers, still stores, video editors, and multiple tape and tapeless formats
- Must have strong knowledge of television production
- Knowledge of non-linear editing software
- Must be able to follow written and verbal direction
- Experience with Photoshop, After Affects, Xpression all a plus
- Assist in turning in microwave and satellite-based live shots
- Strong organizational skills
- Excellent communication skills, as well as broadcast experience
- Flexible to work other shifts
- Able to handle high stress situations and pressure deadlines
- Able to work with other departments and work well in a team environment
- Ability to work independently with little supervision
- Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment

The position offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefit package, including group health and dental, PTO and 401(k).

Interested candidates please visit the following web site:
www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number KTUU1297 to learn more about the position and apply.

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