Director/Director Assist - WRC

Posted: 2/17/2019

Location: Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

  • Directs live and taped news television broadcasts utilizing the ROSS Overdrive automated production control system & Dalet Newsroom Production System
  • Builds master rundown patterns for all broadcasts, PSA’s, Commercials, etc.
  • Works in conjunction with editorial and production personnel to create and execute news casts utilizing an automated production control system
  • Shape overall creative appearance of the broadcast using imaginative video, audio and graphics effects
  • Gives direction and timing to talent and other technicians on broadcasts
  • Perform director and director assist duties as required
  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 years of experience of live news television directing and/or technical directing
    • Minimum 3 years working with and knowledge of television production equipment
    • Minimum 3 years of experience with computer applications working and monitoring multiple screens and software applications simultaneously in a broadcast environment
    • Minimum 3 years of experience with newsroom computer systems
    • Strong technical skills and understanding of technical directing, audio mixing, robotics operation, commercial integration, live/remote segment cut-ins, breaking news cut-ins, video file

    Additional Job Requirements

    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered ( job#:)
    • Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Ability to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays

      Desired Qualifications

      • Minimum 1 year experience with Automated Production Control systems ( Ross Overdrive preferred)
      • Minimum 3 years’ experience directing and/or Automation system operation
      • Associates or BA degree in Telecommunications or related field
      • Positive work ethic, attitude, high degree of integrity and professionalism
      • Up to date on and interested in current news events
      • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
      • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with others
      • Ability to perform under pressure in breaking news and deadline driven situations
      • Familiarity with Ross Cambotics, Dalet, XPression , CalRec Audio console, desirable
      • Bi-lingual English and Spanish

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