Technical Director

Location
Jackson, Mississippi
Salary
competitive
Posted
Aug 13, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Other
Duration
Full Time

Come work for one of the most exciting industries in one of the most cultural and historic cities! WAPT-TV, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate, is located in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi. Even with a population of more than 500,000, Jackson maintains the warmth and charm of a small town. As one of the most affordable places in the country to live, Jackson provides a wide array of cultural, historical, and educational opportunities without the hassle and traffic of larger metropolitan areas. Come join the Hearst Family!




WAPT has an opening for an experienced Technical Director for our station’s live fast-paced newscasts. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of broadcast operations and production activities. The Technical Director will work together with directors and producers in planning newscasts and overseeing the crew on Newscast pre-production activities.


Job Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for the visual direction of newscasts. Candidate must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew. Employee will be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast. Must be able to call and punch a newscast.


Experience Requirements:

  • Should have 2+ years of experience working as a technical director at a commercial television station with extensive experience in the operation of a wide variety of broadcast equipment

Qualification Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work mornings and fill in during holidays and vacation.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Experience with a Sony DVS 9000 Production Switcher is preferred.
  • Experience with ENPS, VIZ RT graphics and Bitcentral video playback will be helpful.

Education:      

  • College Degree in Broadcast Communications or related field preferred.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.



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