DIRECTOR

December 22, 2017

Medium:

TV
Organization:WKBW-TV
Region/DMA:Buffalo
Description:

WKBW-TV, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and the ABC affiliate station in Buffalo, NY, is accepting applications for the following position.  Log on to www.scripps.com/careers to apply for all positions.   EOE

DIRECTOR

The purpose of the Director is to technically direct fast-paced, complex newscasts and other local programming as well as assist in completion of pre-production for newscasts.

Key Activities

  • Work closely with news department, directors, producers, and promotions to ensure that the desired on-air look is attained with a minimal amount of errors.
  • Work in all areas of television production set up and adjust lighting, construct and dismantle sets.
  • Direct assigned newscasts, which include “switching” newscasts and other productions, completing the pre-production for all newscasts and checking all sources prior to air.
  • Work closely with news, promotions and community affairs departments.
  • Supervise entire crew during the shift. Responsible for knowing the status of all live shots and content prior to a live newscast.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in TV production or related preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a director/technical director.
  • Working knowledge of television station production equipment.
  • AP ENPS and Ross Overdrive experience preferred.

Skills & Abilities

  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, character generators, newsroom systems and production automation systems.
  • Good working knowledge of computers.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities under extreme time constraints with poise and skill.
  • Solid leadership skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of proper composition, grammar and spelling.
  • Must have excellent communication skills; ability to give directions in a clear, efficient manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capable of working well with commercial clients while adding a creative look to commercial spots.
  • Must be a team player.

Work Environment

  • Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours.
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