Floor Director - DC, DC Technical Operations - CNN

Washington D.C.
Salary + Benefits
May 09, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

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CNN Technical Operations is at the center of our global live media experience. We are the team with a front row seat to every story, every show, and every event as history is made before our eyes. We are the spirit behind the movement to #gothere. We are CNN. Will you join us?
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What part will you play? 
A CNN Floor Director in an essential part of our studio production team. You will be overseeing the studio production for shows at CNN, HLN & CNNI. 
The Floor Director works closely with the Director to make sure that the show runs smoothly and you will be integral in making that happen.
What will you be doing?

  • Communicate directions, timing cues and instructions primarily to on-air talent and guests on set, as well as other members of the technical studio crew.
  • Control/organize the movement of people and equipment within the studio during live shows and tapings. Oversee set-up of all visual displays and monitoring on the set.
  • Pre-production planning responsibilities include participating in production meetings and assisting the director with camera blocking and scenery issues.
  • Assist other studio personnel as required (prepping talent for air, etc.)
  • Keep organized and have ability to document technical and scenic set up for assigned productions.
  • Travel for show production as needed.
  • Work with a studio audience clearly communicating instructions and rules of the studio
  • Perform A2 duties as needed, troubleshooting audio and lighting issues.

What do we need from you?

  • College degree preferred. Prior job experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 3 to 5 years of Studio Television production experience.
  • A love of TV Production,  having both a creative eye and technical aptitude.
  • Individuals must be highly organized and have strong leadership abilities.
  • Must be able to work in a leadership role to support a team-building environment, exhibit professionalism, teamwork and work well under pressure and deadlines in a 24/7 news environment.
  • Previous work with on-air talent preferred.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Must be able to succeed under the pressure of a live television environment, exhibit great attention to detail, and be a team player.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with management, directors, technicians, designers, and engineers.
  • A love of TV Production, having both a creative eye and technical aptitude.
  • Must be able to prioritize and service multiple requests, demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills, remain calm under pressure, and show a willingness to learn and embrace new technologies.

But wait, there’s more!

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2016 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the Time Warner family of powerhouse brands like HBO, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT, and TBS

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