KTUU, a nationally award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a Graphics Director. This position is responsible for designing graphics and animations, including working with the News Director to design the overall "look" of the station's graphics package as a whole. The Graphics Designer must also be capable of directing live newscasts, promotions, and special events, including long-form broadcasts. Principal Duties & Responsibilities:• Must be able create effective graphics, animations, and rich media to meet the needs of multiple departments• Create graphics and animations for news and promotions production • Work with directors and department heads to police the overall look of the station • Work with producers on graphic expectations • Maintain current knowledge of newsroom needs (severe weather, breaking news) • Create and maintain design guidelines for broadcast and web graphics • Responsible for prioritizing and organizing multiple projects and assignments with targeted deadlines • Must be able to serve as part of a team ,as well as work independently, and fill in other roles of the department as needed • Ongoing training to stay current on graphic design knowledge and trends • Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assignedRequired Skills & Abilities:• Expert knowledge of design software, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Vizrt preferred• Experience with editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Grass Valley Edius and 3D animation software a plus • Exhibit an exceptional understanding of the principles of user-centered visual design, layout, usability and interaction • Ability to develop and maintain a clear and consistent graphic look for multiple brands across multiple platforms, including, broadcast, web, and mobile• Experience with HD video production, editing, and graphics animation • Manage all aspects of assigned projects to meet requirements and deadlines set by supervisor and expectations of clients• Working knowledge of studio camera, Final Cut Pro, Vizrt and Chyron, Photoshop, audio and lighting• At all times expected to direct other productions, such as a live broadcast or live-to-tape in the studio or on a remote production • Must have a good working knowledge of video switchers, still stores, video editors, and multiple tape and tapeless formats • Strong knowledge of television production • Able to create/save/recall/modify and implement effects using switcher • Able to direct and call commands/instruction during newscasts • Must have excellent visual sense • Must be able to maneuver studio cameras and pedestals to different heights, locations and angles • Must be able to follow written and verbal direction, as well as give input to other less senior graphic producers • Willingness to work flexible hours and ability to work well with co-workers • Strong initiative and attention to detail is required, excellent organizational skills • Ability to work with limited supervision • Ability to handle multiple projects at once, and to excel under extreme pressure in a fast-paced environment• Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment • Must strive to continually improve technical knowledge and creative skills, and to keep abreast of graphic trends• Must be results-oriented, articulate, enthusiastic, a self-starter and passionate about the creative processWe’re seeking someone with 3 years’ experience designing graphics for broadcast, and 1-3 years’ experience directing fast-paced live newscasts with multiple live shots. A Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Communications or a related field – or equivalent work experience – is required. A valid driver’s license, with a good driving background, is also required.The position offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefit package, including group health, PTO and 401(k).Interested candidates please visit the following web site:www.schurz.jobs and search Requisition Number KTUU1320 to learn more about the position and apply.