Newscast Director

Hearst Television, Lancaster, PA, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $53,500

Salary max: $55,000

Duration: Full-Time

WGAL-TV, Hearst Television's NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA has an opening for a full-time Newscast Director for our station's live, fast-paced newscasts. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of broadcast operations and some prior industry or relevant military experience. The successful candidate will be involved in various aspects of TV broadcasting operations including directing and punching live newscasts, operating studio cameras, audio consoles, and other duties as assigned. This position does not include any remote or at-home work opportunities.

 Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with producers in the News department to execute compelling, fast-paced newscasts.
  • Calling shows and punching them on a Sony MVS-8000G production switcher.
  • Studio operations including, but not limited to, camera operations, teleprompter operations, moving set pieces, lighting, and working directly with on-air talent.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and shifts including holidays and weekends in support of our 24/7 broadcast operations.
  • Employee will be responsible for clean technical execution and the overall look of the newscast.

Required Skills:

  • Must be willing to work schedules that include early morning hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Applicants must be reliable, punctual and have dependable transportation.
  • Excellent attention to details; strong communication skills, computer skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Successful applicant will be a strong self-starter, team player, and goal-oriented.
  • Experience with live or broadcast technical directing and equipment a plus.
  • Knowledge of television audio systems will be beneficial


  • College Degree in Broadcast Communications or related field, equivalent work experience or military training will be considered.

Additional Requirements 

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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