WALA, a Meredith Corporation TV Station is looking for a Technical Director. The Director directs daily newscasts and other on-air or website projects, live or pre-recorded with accuracy and under deadline. This position assists in maintaining the studio, Ignite and Production Control room.
The Director will also assist in creating a wide variety of graphics for multiple newscasts when needed. The
Director must operate the crawl and school closings systems. The Director plays a key role in the look and
style of the newscast and greatly affects the credibility of the news team. This position runs TelePrompTer
and shoots video for the news in the field as requested. The Director also posts content to the
web. The Director must work closely with
the Producer to bring new and creative elements to the newscasts.
Mobile – 36605
Two years’ experience in news directing.
Experience with broadcast equipment used during the
production of live or taped newscasts.
with an automation system, such as Ignite.
newscasts or other on-air or website projects (live or pre-recorded) with
accuracy and under deadline. Works with producers
to be creative and bring new elements to the newscasts.
in maintaining studio, Ignite, Production Control room and other production
crawl system, helps make graphics when needed, directs and helps set up Uplinks.
TelePrompTer in the studio or camera for news in the field when needed. Posts content on the website.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Good computer skills.Ability to direct on Ignite.
Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.
Ability to make highly creative effects.
Ability to perform work with a high degree of accuracy under
Ability to make decisions under pressure.
Knowledge of television news terminology.
of graphics design is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast
Journalism or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
We are always on the lookout for bright, creative talent to be part of the Meredith team.
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