Staff Director



Job Overview: This position is responsible for the direction of live newscasts and any preparation involved for the newscast.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Direct newscast and collaborate successfully with Technical crew.
  • Operate switching equipment while directing newscasts.
  • Design graphics for newscast.
  • Collaborate with News Producers to establish pace of newscasts and sequences of segments according to time requirements and
  • Ensures program runs smoothly during live broadcasts.
  • Handle last minute and unexpected changes in a professional, poised manner during live broadcasts. Be able to communicate calmly,
    quickly and clearly to all involved as needed.
  • Edit and encode daily episodic promotions and Network promotions.
  • Maintain proper lighting levels on studio cameras during live newscasts and recordings.
  • Be able to perform Operational duties as needed.
  • Report to work on time and work established schedule/hours. Hours may include portions of afternoons, evenings, overnights, weekends
    and holidays.
  • Act in a professional, courteous manner when representing the station and the News and Engineering Departments.


  • Previous experience directing live newscasts is preferred.
  • Possess knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operations of television systems.
  • Must be flexible and able to deal with unexpected show changes calmly.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Graphic design experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks.

EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer.

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