Control Room Director

Prague, Czech Republic, Europe
Competitive salary and expatriate benefits
Nov 14, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
Please quote vacancy number: TEC1932-1703
Metro Area
Full Time

We are looking for an experienced Control Room Director who will be responsible for the execution of live and pre-recorded studio productions, predominately Russian language broadcasts, in RFE/RL's Prague studios. The director will lead the studio crew, producers and talent to execute live multi-camera news and discussion programs. The Director is responsible for maintaining the editorial integrity of the broadcast, and insuring the studio crew execute the program to high production standards.


  • Directs newscasts, discussion programs and live events in the television studio control room.
  • Leads the studio crew to ensure high quality production standards are met.
  • Ensures the editorial integrity of the broadcasts.
  • Maintains good customer relations with producers and content providers; ensures timely delivery of recorded material to clients.
  • Works with producers in the development of new shows.
  • Trains and mentors other operations staff moving towards Control Room Directing.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Specialized education in audio-visual arts.
  • Specialized training in the operation of television broadcasting equipment.
  • 2-3 years of experience directing live, multi-camera, News television programs.
  • Experience working in a live TV control room as video switcher operator.
  • Ability to communicate with people effectively and work within a team.
  • Ability to act under pressure and maintain control and consistency in moments of high pressure.
  • Ability to lead, and make quick decisions.
  • Knowledge of studio broadcast technologies, including control room automation.
  • Ability to direct in a tradition control room and under automation.
  • Knowledge of global current affairs, and in particular Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia.
  • English language (Proficient), mandatory.
  • Russian language (Proficient), preferred.


We offer a competitive salary, a chance to work in a multinational environment in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and a benefits package that includes relocation, paid housing, medical coverage, an attractive retirement savings package, home leave benefits for expatriates, visa support, and tuition for dependent children.

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