Newscast Director

Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
Salary
competitive
Posted
Feb 23, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
New Orleans
Duration
Full Time

WDSU-TV has an opening for an experienced and dynamic part-time Newscast Director/Technical Director. The Newscast/Technical Director is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, including the Producer, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering. Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position. With a unique format, a dedication to hard news and the resources of Hearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Directing broadcast newscasts.
  • Punch/Switch the show via the Studio Production Switcher
  • Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
  • Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
  • Must be able to call and punch a newscast.

Qualifications

  • MOS and basic computer network understanding.
  • Understanding of newsroom systems ENPS and video playback systems.
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
  • The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include early mornings and weekend duties.
  • Newscast Director will also be required to post to website as well. 

Education:                                     

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred.
  • Related military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and related experience will be considered.

Experience

  • 4 years directing and technical directing fast-paced newscasts
  • Must also have experience with production switchers, video servers, and audio and studio equipment.
  • Equivalent military experience will be considered.



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