KGAN has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, hands-on Newscast Director with strong leadership skills to join our award-winning team! This position will direct our weekday morning and noon newscasts. This individual will be working with a talented morning team!
- Work as a liaison between the News & Engineering Department
- Maintain production studio and control room
- Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution.
- Maintain a strong level of daily communication and collaboration with producers, talent, and the production team.
- Strive to maintain a high degree of production value with strong attention to production aesthetics, accuracy, and show pacing.
- Participate in pre-show planning for special show segments, provide guidance and work with the crew on sets, lighting, and shot blocking.
- Direct or act as crew for newscasts, special studio, and remote productions.
- Provide clear concise communication and direction with management, producers, engineering staff, producers, and talent.
- React in a calm and effective manner to fast-paced, 'live' television and multimedia environments.
- Participate in training less experienced production staff as needed.
- Be a positive team player who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Experience Directing and TDing newscasts
- Full working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
- Typing and good spelling skills necessary
- Must be able to lift & position 40 pound lighting instruments
- Degree in a related field preferred.
- Knowledge of INews, Xpression, and Ross switchers a plus.
- Possess strong organizational skills, be self-motivated and have a good visual sense.
- Must be able to work well under pressure, thrive on deadlines and work a flexible schedule.
- Have the ability to clearly give direction to crew while under pressure.
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