Full Time Job

Floor Director


Washington, DC 06-20-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Team
CNN Technical Operations is at the center of our global live media experience. We are the team with a front row seat to every story, every show, and every event as history is made before our eyes. We are the spirit behind the movement to #gothere.

The Job
A CNN Floor Director in an essential part of our studio production team. You will be overseeing the studio production for shows at CNN, HLN & CNNI. The Floor Director works closely with the Director to make sure that the show runs smoothly, and you will be integral in making that happen.

The Daily
• Communicate directions, timing cues and instructions primarily to on-air talent and guests on set, as well as other members of the technical studio crew.
• Control/organize the movement of people and equipment within the studio during live shows and tapings. Oversee set-up of all visual displays and monitoring on the set.
• Pre-production planning responsibilities include participating in production meetings and assisting the director with camera blocking and scenery issues.
• Assist other studio personnel as required (prepping talent for air, etc.)
• Keep organized and have ability to document technical and scenic set up for assigned productions.
• Travel for show production as needed.
• Work with a studio audience clearly communicating instructions and rules of the studio
• Perform A2 duties as needed, troubleshooting audio and lighting issues.

The Essentials
• College degree preferred.
• Prior job experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
• 3 to 5 years of Studio Television production experience.
• A love of TV Production, having both a creative eye and technical aptitude.
• Individuals must be highly organized and have strong leadership abilities.
• Must be able to work in a leadership role to support a team-building environment, exhibit professionalism, teamwork and work well under pressure and deadlines in a 24/7 news environment.
• Previous work with on-air talent preferred.

Desirable Requirements:
• Must be able to succeed under the pressure of a live television environment, exhibit great attention to detail, and be a team player.
• Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with management, directors, technicians, designers, and engineers.
• A love of TV Production, having both a creative eye and technical aptitude.
• Must be able to prioritize and service multiple requests, demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills, remain calm under pressure, and show a willingness to learn and embrace new technologies.

The Perks
• Paid time off every year to volunteer
• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
• 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
• 2018 Best Company for Dads
• An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Company Profile

We are the now and the next. The power behind the people building the future. We are born from the spirit of innovation. We are created from the idea that people around the world want more, need more, deserve more. We are the home of the global digital revolution. We are CNN.