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Assistant Director

NBCUniversal, LLC, Miami, Florida

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the Show Director in all aspects of production, coordinating all production activities, and maintaining the split-second timing for various fast-paced live, pre-recorded & APC productions.

Job Duties
  • Assists the Show Director with show traffic, pre and post production
  • Maintains constant communication with Master Control, Show Director, Stage Manager as well as the entire production crew in regard to the show flow, all timing, and countdown aspects of the show
  • Responsible for obtaining all information related to show timing from Producers, Traffic and Master Control
  • Responsible for physically timing various video file clips and other show elements as needed
  • Oversees playback media through multiple controllers (i.e. EVS IP Director, MPlay / BEPlay and Avid Command) for assigned show(s)
  • Responsible for the insertion and removal of branding graphics, digital, and breakaway cover slates during show segments and commercial breaks
  • Directs show segments, briefs and other elements in absence of Show Director
  • Assists Show Directors with the APC workflow that includes coding assigned shows and double-checking codes during breaking news/emergency scenarios
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Director, Control Room Operations and is responsible for completing any other tasks as assigned by manager as needed


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, TV Production, or related field OR equivalent work experience
• Minimum 3 years of experience in a production, postproduction, broadcast, or communications environment
• Exhibits strong knowledge and understanding of broadcast and production technology
• Proficient in Avid iNEWS or other NRCS (Dalet, ENPS, Inception, etc.)
• Fluency English (both written & verbal)


Eligibility Requirements:

• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Must be willing to work in the greater Miami, Florida area
• Willingness to travel with short notice and on weekends
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must be willing to work flexible hours including late and/or last-minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 production work environment
• Must be available to work (whenever necessary for show production) early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics

• Fluency in English & Spanish is preferred
• Familiarity with control room automation systems including Sony ELC, Ross Video OverDrive and Grass Valley Ignite.
• Prior Studio or Remote/Field experience
• Exceptional time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
• Self-starter who exhibits ownership on assigned tasks and who will push for solutions that solve immediate problems while building towards long-term goals
• Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced, dead-line driven environment
• Accustomed to working in a team and collaborating with all levels within the organization
• Demonstrates strong attention to detail
• Ability to build rapport with clients and manage expectations
• Ability to effectively be flexible in approach, and respond well to pressure

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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