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Technical Director / Director

CNN

Atlanta, GA 06-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, ''the stuff dreams are made of,'' we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
**Note this position is a 24/7 environment based out of our Atlanta office only **

Your New Role…
The Technical Director/Director is responsible for switching fast paced live news, pre-taped shows and segments, and original programming which may include live special events. The TD is a leader among the technical crew in the control room who communicates effectively with our editorial, engineering, and design partners. Be prepared to join a team of Technical Directors who are highly skilled, prepared, creative, and collaborative.

Your Role Accountabilities…
• Switch fast-paced live news broadcasts, pre-productions and taped programs on a Grass Valley Kayenne switcher.
• Accurately receive instructions from Director to call up cameras, remotes, graphics, video, still images, and various other sources. Route sources/images to studio monitors.
• Occasionally direct short interviews or other tapings.
• Build visual effects using production switcher. Catalog and organize effects for easy recall by TD team. Perform general operator level maintenance as required to maintain equipment operation.
• Offer creative ideas to Directors, Producers, Engineers and Management to help to create new workflows.
• Collaborate with Graphics department and editorial partners.
• Communicate with management on goals and/or training needs to ensure perpetual growth and progression in skillset.
• Stay abreast of industry advancements and new technology. Document all on/off air & equipment discrepancies.
• Actively contribute to SOP, workflow, and show report documentation.
• Attend and contribute to production or project meetings.
• Serve as a technical lead and assist the technical crew during the show
• Provide peer to peer training support to team members and new hires.

Qualifications & Experience…
• Minimum of 4 years of industry experience in a live news environment.
• An ability to work in a high pressure, 24/7 news environment
• Operational knowledge of all control room positions.
• Familiar with all aspects of live television and pre / post-production.
• Modern knowledge of control room computer systems
• Significant industry experience technical directing in a live news environment.
• A desire to learn new technologies, processes and/or procedures as they are implemented and a willingness to work in other areas as assigned.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjox5w-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.