Website KXXV-TV 25abc / The E.W. Scripps Company
Give light and the people will find their own way
25 News, KXXV-TV, the Scripps ABC station for Central Texas is seeking a
Technical Broadcast (Newscast) Director to work in all areas of television production and is responsible for technically directing fast-paced, complex newscasts and other local programming as well as assisting in completion of pre-production for newscasts. If you have a detailed, organized and technical aptitude, this job’s for you!
WHAT YOU’LL DO
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 and content 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.
Oversees and works with studio technicians in the set up and operations of equipment including camera, audio, video and lighting. May construct and dismantle sets as necessary.
Ensures smooth operation of technical equipment during broadcast.
Troubleshoots technical problems during production or broadcast.
Perform other duties as assigned.
WHAT YOU’LL HAVE
High school diploma or GED required. TV production or related college degree preferred.
Minimum 1 year experience as a technical director ideal.
Working knowledge of television station production equipment desired.
WHAT YOU’LL BRING
Good working knowledge of computers.
Ability to handle multiple priorities under extreme time constraints with poise and skill.
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Must have excellent communication skills; ability to give directions in a clear, efficient manner.
Must be a team player.
Solid leadership skills.
Excellent knowledge of proper composition, grammar and spelling.
Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and character generators.
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.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors.
Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:
Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by Dec. 1, 2021 or your start date, whichever is later, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing. This requirement excludes positions located in Montana.
SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. 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 of 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.
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