Newscast Director / Broadcast Support Specialist

Washington, DC

Job Description

WUSA9, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington DC, is currently seeking a talented leader and problem solver to join our exceptional Technology team. The role requires both live directing and technical troubleshooting skills. The ideal candidate has a thorough understanding of broadcast-centric technologies and operational models. Along with directing the position will support broadcast software and hardware as well as traditional desktop services.

Directing Responsibilities Include

  • Direct live newscasts, recorded productions, live streams, cut-ins, and commercial projects
  • Determine camera angles, lighting, and set arrangement
  • Ensure effective interaction between the control room and multiple departments across the organization
  • Other duties to include: Camera Robotics, Audio, Live Shot Acquisition, and Media Ingest

Broadcast Support Responsibilities Include

  • Provide technical support to other teams within Technology and Operations at WUSA
  • Develop new workflows designed to improve quality and reduce discrepancies
  • Design and implement permanent technical solutions
  • Partner with Studio Operations and Field Operations groups to maintain systems and complete technology projects
  • Seek opportunities to increase newsgathering efficiency by implementation of smart technology
  • Must possess strong multitasking skills
  • Make new technology recommendations, identify best practices, and establish high operating standards
  • Support day to day operations of broadcast information technology systems, software, and equipment
  • Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware, software, and peripherals
  • Provide support for disaster recovery systems

Requirements

  • Qualified candidates will have proficient skills with the following equipment and systems:
  • Control Room automation such as Sony ELC, Ross Overdrive, Grass Valley Ignite
  • Video Switcher
  • Audio mixer
  • Studio lighting
  • Teleprompter
  • Robotic studio cameras
  • Current Computer Hardware and Productivity Applications
  • Knowledge of Miranda Vertigo a plus
  • Non-Linear editing skills a plus
  • Experience with ENPS and Bit Central server systems also a plus

Requirements Of The Position Include

  • Proactive self-learning
  • Effective leadership and communication during a crisis
  • Five (5) years’ experience in various aspects of television production preferred
  • A minimum of three (3) years directing experience
  • Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on working as a team with producers
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Personal integrity, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to stand for extended periods
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Comfortable working on ladders and lifts

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] – URL blocked – click to apply .

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Job Snapshot

Employee Type Full-Time

Location Washington, DC

Job Type Media – Journalism – Newspaper