We are currently searching for a Technical Director for our national newscasts.
The successful candidate will be able to listen to director’s commands and react swiftly and accurately. Must be able to prepare and switch video elements during live and pre-recorded programming while ensuring all content meets quality standards. Must be able to build switcher effects, create Ross templates and shots.
The broadcast will be fast paced and highly produced using Ross Overdrive, Ross XPression and Ross XPression Tessera.
The technical director should add creativity and ideas that enhance the final product. Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including but not limited to switchers, routing, CGs, video playback, remote camera operation. May be asked to train others or create training documentation.
Other engineering experience a plus in areas of audio, robotic camera, transmission or Steadicam. Experience with Ross Overdrive required.
Be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team. Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.
Five plus (5+) years’ experience in professional live television broadcast operations required. All day parts Mornings, Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays will be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand. Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field preferred.
The Chicago facility originates two national television networks and WGN-TV/Channel 9. This position is a full time staff position which will require membership in IBEW.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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