December 22, 2017



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 to apply for all positions.   EOE


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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