- Director

Job Details




• Intermediate Level
Skills: Directors


SportsNet New York: The Director drives the creative and operational elements of our shows.

Category Directors 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jun 10, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Directors are also team leaders, role models, and mentors. They must always exhibit professionalism, authority, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and consistently responsible behavior.

Job Functions:
Directors consult with Producers to achieve their vision for each show. Then, using their own knowledge and creativity, they’ll convey to Tech Managers, crew, Talent, and others as needed to build and accurately execute a clean show. Using Ross Overdrive automation, the Director will code the rundown, operate the automation, and call the show. Candidates should have experience working in a state-of-the-art facility, preferably using control room automation. Other responsibilities include camera blocking and framing; studio direction; as well as audio, playback, and lighting cues. They should work well in a collaborative and positive environment. Additionally, Directors will be called upon to create new camera shots and methods of utilizing the studios, produce billboards, build switcher and automation needs, attend meetings, and provide constructive feedback on operational issues as needed. Finally, Directors are also utilized in a 2nd control room Director role providing back-up coding assistance, countdowns, and other assistance during live shows  

Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience directing live, fast-paced news, talk and/or sports-oriented shows
  • Experience with Ross Overdrive or other automation systems is a significant plus
  • Thorough knowledge of studio and control room operations
  • Any previous experience using Avid iNews, Kayenne, K-Frame or other GV switchers is helpful
Additional Job Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must be able to travel and work flexible shifts outside standard hours, including weekends, holidays, and late nights
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong ability to multi-task, integrating considerable production elements during both live and taped shows, including studio cameras, live shots, graphics, video, audio, and music cues
  • Proven ability to prioritize instantly, plan for contingencies, & keep pace with fast moving shows
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in high-pressure environment

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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