Director, Req.

Phoenix, AZ
Posted: 2018-04-04

Description:

The Director II works in all areas of television production and is responsible for technical directing fast paced, complex newscasts and other local programming as well as assisting in completion of pre-production for newscasts.

The Perks at ABC15

  • A #thinkDIFFERENT culture that values new ideas, and actually acts on them.
  • One of the most beautiful TV station buildings youll ever work within!
  • Voted BEST news website and BEST evening newscast in the Valley. We love to win, but we dont brag (too much).
  • A place where your work gets seen and interacted with by millions of people each and every month.
  • 300 sunny days each year, along with the best "winter" youll ever experience!
  • A culture that values leaders at every level and puts a premium on promoting from within.
  • Generous paid time-off policies that start from day one.
  • A commitment to YOUR health that includes full benefits and annual wellness incentives.
  • A place where you can feel proud of where you work, knowing the stations commitment is to take action for our community and make Arizona a better place to live.
     

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nations largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including "THE LIST" and "The Now," runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nations largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the set up and operations of equipment including cameras, audio, video, graphics, and lighting.
  • Ensures smooth operation of technical equipment and services during broadcast.
  • Troubleshoots technical problems during production or broadcast.
  • Directs assigned newscasts, which include "switching" newscasts and other productions, completing the pre-production for all newscasts and checking all sources prior to air.
  • Monitors the status of all live shots and content prior to a live newscast.
  • Works closely with news department, producers, and promotions to ensure that the desired on-air look is attained with a minimal amount of errors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelors degree in TV production or related preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a director/technical director or related experience.
  • Working knowledge of television station production equipment.
     

Skills & Abilities

  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and graphics.
  • Good working knowledge of Sony ELC and Sony video switcher.
  • Completed all prescribed Sony ELC training successfully.
  • 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 familiar with all aspects of television production: lighting, audio operation, VIZrt graphics systems, and control room automation.
  • Must have working knowledge of iNews newsroom information system and able to mark rundowns for ELC and crew.
  • Must be a team player.
     

Work Environment

  • Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors.
  • Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs.

Contact:

To apply for this position, please visit us at our External Career Center: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1060841&d=External and search for requisition #14196.

 

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