WGN-TV is currently searching for a Director to direct live newscasts and other live programs.
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 experience preferred.
The director will interact with the producer to understand the content, tone, structure and pace of the program.
The broadcast will be fast paced and highly produced using Ross Overdrive, Ross XPression and Ross XPression Tessera.
The director should add creativity and ideas that enhance the final product.
Directors will help design and implement use of new multi-area set and evolving format. Coordinates with the News and Creative Services Departments to achieve the graphic elements of the newscast.
Please be prepared to furnish current references and shows (with director's track). Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that rise during live news.
Five plus (5+) years experience directing. Experienced applicants only please. Mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays will be a part of the schedule. Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field preferred.
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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