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Newscast Director

Hearst Television, Kansas City, MO, United States

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Duration: Full-Time


KMBC/KCWE has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Newscast Director. The Newscast Director is responsible for communicating and executing technical aspects of live newscasts. Working with the Newscast Producer and Operating Engineers, the Newscast Director will oversee the event coding for a Grass Valley Ignite Production Control System.  A positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Directing broadcast newscasts.
  • Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer.
  • Oversee the event coding for Ignite Production Control System.
  • Must be able to call and punch a newscast using Ignite Production Control System.
  • In-person attendance is required.

Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years directing and technical directing fast-paced newscasts.
  • Must also have a working understanding of the operation of production switchers, graphics systems, audio, and studio equipment.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • MOS and basic computer network understanding.
  • Understanding of ENPS newsroom systems 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.

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.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience 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.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.