Full Time Job

Newscast Director


Sacramento, CA 05-19-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
KCRA-TV, the Hearst Television station that is #1 in Northern California, has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Newscast Director. The Newscast Director is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production and work as a team with the technical staff. A proactive attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position. The right candidate should thrive on breaking news and continuous coverage as we strive to own the big story.

Job Responsibilities:
• Directing broadcast newscasts.
• Provide creative input and work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
• Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
• In-person attendance is required.

Experience Requirements:
• 3 years directing fast-paced newscasts
• Understanding of newsroom systems ENPS and video playback systems.
• Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
• The position requires shift flexibility, including early mornings and weekend duties.
• The Newscast Director will be required to post video content to KCRA's digital platforms.
• Bilingual experience is a plus.

• Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred.
• Related military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and related experience will be considered

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0yovm-3-87-33-97-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.