21 days old

Director II, WLEX

The E.W. Scripps Company
Lexington, KY 40507
  • Job Code
    JR024236

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Oversees the set up and operations of equipment including camera, audio, video and lighting. Constructs and dismantles set.

  • 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 andcontent prior to a live newscast.

  • Works closely with news department, directors, producers, and promotions to ensure that the desired on-air look is attained with a minimal amount of errors.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelors degree in TV production or related preferred.

  • Minimum 1 year experience as a director/technical director.

  • Working knowledge of television station production equipment.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING:

  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and character generators.

  • Good working knowledge of computers.

  • 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, character generators, and news automation.

  • Must be a team player.

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is one of the nations leading media companies, focused on creating a better-informed world through a portfolio of news, information and entertainment brands.

Scripps will become the nations largest television broadcaster, reaching 73% of U.S. television households through 108 stations in 76 markets, pending regulatory approval of its acquisition of ION Media. Committed to serving local audiences through objective journalism, Scripps operates 60 local TV stations in 42 markets. It is creating a national TV networks business that will include ION Medias entertainment programming, Newsys straightforward headline and documentary news content and the five popular Katz broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of 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, transgender status, 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.







Posted: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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