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Technical Director


New York, NY 08-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Technical Director (CNN)

The Job

Technical Director (TD), CNN

The Daily
• A CNN TD plays a lead role of the live control room team.
• A TD is responsible for supervising the control room technical crew during a fast paced 24-hour live news environment and executing the direction and vision of show director and producer.
• Switching fast paced productions seen throughout the world across CNN's global networks.
• Firsthand experience partnering with some of the best directors in TV news.
• Act as crew chief and technical lead assigned to the production staff productions.
• Ability to offer creative suggestions that enhance show productions.
• Collaborating with graphic department and editorial leads as new shows are developed.
• Organizing and maintaining switcher layout and other auxiliary equipment associated with TD area.
• Demonstrate technical ability to troubleshoot and understand video workflow throughout CNN networks.
• May be called upon to simultaneously direct small to mid-level live and taped segment/shows

The Essentials
• You are a strong multitasker and have the skills to handle prioritizing and executing multiple requests at the same time.
• Must work well under pressure and be able to show strong teamwork capabilities as part of a studio team.
• Willingness to learn and embrace new technologies.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills a must: You have technical know-how and strong communications skills. That's what it takes to rise to the top of this team
• An ability to work in a high pressure, 24/7 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
• Five years of Industry experience technical directing in a live news environment
• Operational knowledge of all control room positions and familiar with all aspects of live television and pre / post production
• Four-year degree from accredited university or demonstrated experience in the field
• Candidate should have a strong interest in current events

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro3o8p-3-238-132-225-42 in your application.