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Newscast Director /Technical Media Prod.

Gray Television

Sarasota, FL 08-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WWSB:

Live, work and play in a very unique media market that so many vacationers call a top destination. WWSB-TV is the ABC Television station serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties on the Suncoast of Southwest Florida. Beautiful, postcard worthy views are bountiful, and so are the opportunities to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. Yes, the beaches are minutes away. So are some of the top attractions in Tampa Bay, Orlando and South Florida. You're a quick ride from some of the most popular theme parks and cruise ports. While visitors come and go, our station and our newsroom are committed to serving the thousands upon thousands of people who call the Suncoast, home. You'll find a special emphasis on covering news with a hyperlocal focus, while embracing the best practices found in some of the region's top markets.

Job Summary/Description:

WWSB ABC7, located in Sarasota, Florida is looking for our next Technical Media Producer (TMP) with a background in newscast directing. The ideal candidate will be a newscast director at heart, thriving on bringing aggressively produced newscasts to life in an automated control room using Ross Overdrive. This individual must be hard-working, self-motivated and creative. The candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, nights, weekends and holidays. This position includes both newscast directing and Master Control duties. Must have some experience directing. Master Control experience a plus.

PLEASE NOTE: This position supports multiple dayparts & newscasts. You will be scheduled overnights, mornings and weekends in this initial capacity.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Monitor all broadcast streams for WWSB
- Operate Ross Overdrive & Ross Carbonite Black Switcher
- Direct live newscasts including breaking news, weather, specials and sports
- Daily work with ENPS newsroom computer system
- Understanding of all equipment in studio and master control area
- Daily care and maintenance of equipment and studio
- Operate master control Nverzion Automation with a Harmonic Video Server, including the ability to effectively perform the following: commercial/program ingest & QC, Satellite operations, controlling the automation system
- Work closely with other departments to meet all daily demands
- Other duties as assigned

- Newscast Directing experience required
- Experience with Ross Overdrive, VizRT, Nverzion automation, ENPS, and non-linear editing systems preferred
- Experience with Adobe Creative Products (Including Photoshop & Premiere Pro) is a plus
- Master Control experience with Nverzion or any automation preferred
- Flexibility with scheduling and job assignments
- Willingness to learn new hardware and software

Qualified, interested applicants may go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WWSB-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0okw8-18-206-194-21-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.