NewsNation is looking for an experienced Technical Director for our national newscasts, based in our Chicago headquarters.
Live Event / On Location Services
Greater Chicago Area
Dec 21, 2022
- The broadcast will be fast paced and highly produced using Ross Overdrive, Ross XPression and Ross XPression Tessera.
- The successful candidate will prepare and switch video elements during live and pre-recorded programming, listening to director’s commands and reacting swiftly and accurately, ensuring all content output meets quality standards.
- Must be able to build switcher effects, create Ross templates and shots.
- The technical director should add creativity and ideas that enhance the final product.
- May be asked to train others or create training documentation.
- Be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team.
- All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand.
- Five plus (5+) years’ experience in professional live television broadcast operations required
- Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including but not limited to switchers, routing, CGs, video playback, remote camera operation.
- Experience with Ross Overdrive required
- You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
- Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news, be self-sufficient and have a “press-on-regardless” attitude.
- Other engineering/operating experience in areas of robotic cameras, graphics, audio, or transmission is a plus.
- Must work well in a collaborative team environment and be able to multitask.
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field preferred.
This position is a full-time staff position which will require membership in IBEW.