Full Time Job

Assistant Newscast Director


Green Bay, WI 03-09-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

WLUK FOX 11 is looking for an Assistant Director to work on our morning newscasts.

• Assist the newscast director with the production of newscasts using ''Ignite'' automated production system
• Assist with pre-production and post-show production, including creation and organization of graphic material using Adobe Creative Suite and Chyron Prime system
• Operate robotic cameras, manage playback of ticker elements, and operate peripheral equipment during a newscast
• Be trained to fill-in as newscast director position using ''Ignite'' automated production system
• Maintain a strong level of daily communication and collaboration with producers, talent, and the production team
• Strive to maintain a high degree of production value with strong attention to production aesthetics, accuracy, and show pacing
• Participate in pre-show planning for special show segments, provide guidance and work with crew on sets, lighting, and shot blocking
• Cross train and rotate through other control room and studio positions
• Help train, mentor, and supervise production crew
• Work with team to maintain studio and control room working environment and systems
• Direct or act as crew for special studio and remote productions
• Perform other duties as assigned

• A positive team player who possesses strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience directing newscasts using ''Ignite'' or other automated production system is preferred
• The ability to clearly give direction to crew, while working under pressure
• Knowledge of production standards and equipment
• Strong working knowledge for use of Adobe Creative Suite
• Experience working with Chyron Prime/Ross Expression a plus
• The ability to read and write-strong typing and spelling skills are necessary
• A college degree is preferred
• Must be able to lift and position 40 pound lighting instruments
• Must have valid driver's license with a good driving record

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace!