Director 2 & 3

Nov 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Melissa Ngo
Full Time
TWC is seeking a Director 2 and a Director 3 to join our staff full time in Atlanta, GA.
The general description is below while the Director 3 role will have slight increased responsibility.

Job Description:
Overall Responsibilities
This candidate will direct shows and must be able to direct and technical direct simultaneously. The candidate will function as a back-up to the main director for The Weather Channel's high profile shows, as well as directing projects of their own.
The candidate must have excellent communication skills with ability to call a show in a clear, efficient manner that can be followed by all, while maintaining control of the crew and the show.
Candidate is expected to direct and technical direct live and taped programming, with or without Producer input, including in a one-person automated control room setting.
The candidate will have supervisory authority over the crew during their shows and during pre-show and post-show meetings.
This position will also function as a technical director and must have a solid technical background in television production and must be able to troubleshoot technical directing issues.

Director Responsibilities
·Direct and/or Technical Direct live and taped shows, as well as pre-production and post-production sessions from a production control room or post suite, delivering high production value, network-level on air results.
·Assist with the establishment of best practices for production techniques to create high production value,network-level standards.
·Review show rundowns prior to productions with Executive Producers, Producers, Talent, On-Camera Meteorologists, and Production Tech team communicating rundown changes, show needs, script changes, crew performance expectations, etc.
·Block studio camera shots to meet the demands of the show, demonstrating a progressive approach via the blocking to add value to on air results.
·Be able to direct all show elements taking full advantage of the capabilities of the production switcher (DVE wipes, animated transitions, box effects, live shots, etc) along with available graphic production devices.
·Be able to identify and critique high production value, network-level lighting and sound design.
·Be proficient at operating single-operator automated control room for live shows or pre-production.
·Be able to operate preset cues from from the lighting board, and show cues from the audio console.
·Be able to operate iNEWS (or comparable) system accessing and marking rundowns, scripts, and communicating changes to production team.
·Give clear, concise cues to all Production Tech team members.
·Provide pre and post-show performance feedback and critiques as needed.
·Provide performance feedback on Production Tech team members to management.
·Give time cues as required to Talent and production team.
·Report outcome of show via Director Show Report after every show.
·Report equipment problems and discrepancies to Manager and to Engineering Dept. via in-house request system.
·Will be responsible for other duties as required and/or assigned.

Leadership Responsibilities
·Oversee creative and directorial production of TWC programming, specifically the high profile shows.
·Work with management to lead directing team and production crew development and team building.
·Partner with team members to effectively share techniques and skills to strengthen the skills of the team as a whole.
·Participate in development of ideas and implementation of process improvements for Director / TDs.
·Identify and address any lighting issues with the Lighting Director and assist with any necessary changes.
·Maintain close contact with Engineer On Duty to report and follow-up on equipment issues.
·Report, via written shift notes, any personnel or equipment issues to appropriate Manager and next shift team lead.
·Perform regular performance evaluations and communicate, one on one, with the production team.
·Keep proper documentation of crew performance throughout year and contribute to directing team¿s and production crew¿s
Mid-year and End of Year Personal Performance Reviews.
·Work closely with appropriate Manager to prepare for current or future crew and/or programming changes.

Experience Qualifications
·5 - 10 years broadcast or Cable TV Production Experience preferred.
·Degree in Communications or Broadcasting related field preferred.
·Knowledge of a variety of production control room functions and operations.

Knowledge / Skill Requirements
·Must have excellent working knowledge of production/broadcast environment.
·Must demonstrate strong technical knowledge of all traditional production control room and studio equipment with the ability
to understand, trouble shoot and resolve most equipment issues.
·Demonstrated basic understanding of job responsibilities and operations for all Production Control Room team members
(Audio, Vizrt, Vista Spyder, Robotics, Floor manager, etc.)
·Excellent verbal and communication skills.
·Excellent multi-tasking skills.
·Excellent time management skills, and the ability to effectively manage operational resources.
·Good organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
·Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well with other people in a team-oriented environment.
·Ability to make smart decisions and adapt to changes, especially under fast paced, stressful conditions.
·Problem-solving skills and the ability to apply them to improve organizational and technical effectiveness.
·Above average computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite apps, and ability to learn and utilize
Google business apps.
·Demonstrated can-do attitude to accomplish tasks
·As this position supports a 24x7 news/weather environment, candidates must have flexibility to work days, nights, overnights
and weekends as needed and without advance notice.

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