Associate Director/MMPA

Posted by Tribune Broadcasting

Huntsville, AL
Posted: 2017-09-07


WHNT NEWS 19, the CBS affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama, has an immediate opening for a full-time Associate Director/Multimedia Production Assistant. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage, motivate, and lead staff during fast-paced, graphics intensive newscasts with multiple live elements.

WHNT NEWS 19 has all HD equipment – Ross Overdrive, VizRT, Vinten Robotic cameras and a state-of-the-art HD studio. In addition to directing, the successful applicant should have strong computer skills, the ability to multi-task and make sound judgments during live broadcasts. Hours will vary and will include early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.


  • Direct newscasts (shift to be determined)
  • Directors have to fill-in on all aspects of production and train new employees on those job functions; skills necessary include running audio, camera, graphics, prompter, shooting video and non-linear editing.
  • Field Production: Ability to direct using remote production equipment. Ability to supervise and coordinate field production crew.  
  • Lighting: Knowledge of studio lighting techniques.
  • Web Posting: Post video and text content to station’s website, social media accounts.
    Editing: Assist with editing for newscasts (Final Cut Pro experience preferred).
  • Photojournalism: Shooting video and sound in the field or in station on an as-needed-basis.
  • Newsgathering: Assist newsroom personnel with law enforcement beat checks and/or making calls to gather information before and between newscasts; as well as answering phone calls to the newsroom.


Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Experience operating and/or ability/willingness to learn how to operate the following equipment and computer programs: Ross Overdrive, Wheatstone Audio Board, Vinten Robotic cameras, VizRT graphics, Adobe Photoshop, and/or other similar equipment and systems. Aptitude to learn other technically advanced equipment. Excellent spelling and precision attention to detail a must! Must possess a valid State Drivers License. Good communication skills and team-centered mindset. Must be willing to submit to a background check and have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

Education Requirements:

A college degree in Television Production, Communications or related-degree is preferred. Also prefer candidates with at least one year production experience in a commercial television station.

Physical Requirements:

Dexterity to operate production and photography equipment; including, but not limited to all audio equipment, studio/field cameras and computers. Should be able to do light lifting and climb a ladder to change studio lights, if needed.  Must be able to handle stress of a fast-paced, dynamic environment while remaining calm, communicate clearly and make split-second decisions.


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Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer