Assistant Director/Director, Part-Time

Production for WGN-TV
Chicago, Illinois

posted on May 22, 2024

job posting:

WGN-TV is currently searching for an Assistant Director/Director, Part-Time. Responsibilities: • Supervise on-air talent, technicians, stage crew, floors directors. • Must have in-depth knowledge of studio/remote broadcasting technology including automated servers, graphics systems, and editing. ENPS and Ross Overdrive experience preferred. • Assist director during live shows with coding Ross Overdrive, remotes, graphics, and various monitor inputs. • Working knowledge of ENPS (or similar) to read rundowns, storing device controlled object slugs and modifying them as needed for air. • The AD/Director will interact with the newscast producer to understand the content, tone, structure, and pace of the broadcast. • The broadcast will be fast paced and highly produced using Ross Overdrive, Ross XPression, Ross XPression Tessera and BitCentral. • AD/Director should add creativity and ideas that enhance the broadcast and final product. • Coordinates with the News and Creative Services Departments to achieve the graphic elements of the newscast. • Coordinates with Newscenter on all remote assignments for each broadcast. Qualifications: • Five plus (5+) years’ experience AD/Directing. News applicants only please. • Evenings, weekends, and holidays will be a part of the schedule. • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field preferred. • Candidate should be solution oriented and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news. • Please be prepared to furnish current references and shows (with director's track if possible). #LI-Onsite Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across television, streaming and digital platforms, including nearly 300,000 hours of original video content each year. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national news and entertainment cable network reaching 70 million television homes, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including The Hill and BestReviews, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. In addition to delivering exceptional content and service to our communities, Nexstar provides premium multiplatform and video-on-demand advertising opportunities at scale for businesses and brands seeking to leverage the strong consumer engagement of our compelling content offering. For more information, please visit EEO Statement: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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