Newscast Director

Newscast Director

  • Full Time
  • Rochester
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!
  • July 24, 2024

Website Sinclair Broadcast Group


WHAM: Rochester’s news and marketing leader in Upstate New York. We’re hard-working, we’re award-winning, and we believe in the value of each and every member of our team.

WHAM-TV/WUHF-TV in Rochester, NY has a current opening for a full-time Technical Director. This position is responsible for the overall technical quality of newscast content production.

WHAM-TV/WUHF-TV is looking for an experienced Technical Director for our newscasts. The newscast director works collaboratively with producers on newscasts, special broadcasts, as well as content creation – both feature and breaking in nature. We’re seeking someone with a creative eye who will help to edit video, code and direct our productions with creativity and an eye for quality. We need a level-headed director who can get ahead of potential problems and troubleshoot challenges as they come. A successful candidate will bring a ”can-do” spirit to the job and enjoys working with others to achieve clean, compelling content.


Perform production duties as assigned including:
  • Direct and/or technical direct any assigned newscasts and productions
  • Operating studio camera and floor directing
  • Operating teleprompter and closed captioning devices
  • Train production crew in cameras, audio, graphics, etc.
  • Supervise production crew on a daily basis
  • Maintain production studio and control room
  • Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned.


  • Two plus years of directing and/or technical directing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of production standards and equipment
  • Experience using Ross Overdrive is preferred
  • Ability to clearly give direction to crew while under pressure
  • Strong organization and computer skills necessary
  • Accuracy in typing/spelling skills
  • Four-year college degree preferred with emphasis in Broadcast Communications
  • Must be able to lift 30-50 pounds
  • Must have flexibility to work other shifts as needed
  • Must have valid driver's license with clean record
The base hourly compensation range for this role is $16.48 to $18.36 per hour. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates' relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.


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