Technical Director

Less than 5 years experience  •  Arts & Entertainment

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Indianapolis, IN
Less than 5 years experience
Arts & Entertainment
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


The Director is responsible for directing the station's newscasts from the news automated control room with a minimal amount of errors while supervising the crew. This position reports to Production Manager.

Key activities

  • Assigned to daily newscasts as a director or technical director
  • Works with show producers using newsroom computer system to create an integrated automated show rundown
  • Directs control room crew for pre-production, studio shot planning and graphics integration
  • Direct other shows, production shoots and special reports as assigned
  • Assist with any studio setups including but not limited to lighting

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelors in related discipline preferred.
  • 3 years experience directing LIVE newscasts and 1 yearexperience with IGNITE automation strongly preferred.
  • Must have previous multi-camera directing experience preferably in television news with control room automation.


Skills & Abilities

  • Must have the ability to direct fast-pace rapidly changing productions for extended periods.
  • Working knowledge of state-of-the-art video switchers and effects.
  • Familiar with routers, video servers, audio consoles, robotic studio cameras, graphics systems and studio production equipment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Effective communication and people skills.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Work environment

  • Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours.
  • Driving required. Must have a valid driver's license and provide proof of insurability.


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