Full Time Job

Newscast Director

Fox TV Stations

Houston, TX 04-08-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the US These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network's national content.


KRIV FOX 26, a multi-platform, FOX owned and operated news and information operation in Houston, TX has an opening for a Newscast Director. The ideal candidate has experience using both manual and automated professional broadcast software/switchers to direct live newscasts, original programs, specials, wall-to-wall breaking news, severe weather coverage and other programing for both linear and digital platforms. The newscast director must also have demonstrated experience coding newscasts, including cameras, graphics and audio. The director will prepare show rundowns, coordinating all live shots and cues. Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills, with a passion for innovation, daring to be different each day. You'll work closely with producers, on air talent, and production staff to break through the clutter of local news and stand out to our audience on all platforms, current and emerging. The director will lead camera crews, audio operator, and floor director, as needed. A minimum of two years' experience directing and/or technical directing on-air for live news programing required. The ability to operate a broad range of production equipment, including character generators, audio consoles and master control equipment is desired. Lighting design experience is also a plus. Must be a visual thinker who is pro-active, creative, takes initiative, reacts quickly, projects a positive attitude, and keeps their composure during stressful situations. College degree preferred.

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