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Part Time Job

Director

Newsnation

Chicago, IL 06-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Part Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
NewsNation - Director (Part-Time)

DIRECTOR (Part Time)

NewsNation is a national news cable network currently reaching 75 million television households across the country. The network is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Group (NXST).

NewsNation is currently searching for a Part-Time Director for our national newscasts, based in our Chicago studios.

This opportunity is for someone that doesn't mind rolling up their sleeves and do something few have done before – launch a 24-hour news network.

Responsibilities:
• The Director will lead the control room and studio staff during all broadcasts.
• The Director will interact with the newscast producer to understand the content, tone, structure and pace of the newscast.
• Supervise on-air talent, technicians, stage crew, floors directors.
• Responsible for directing a fast-paced and highly produced broadcast using Ross Overdrive and Ross XPression control room automation systems.
• The Director will help design and implement use of new multi-area sets and contribute to the overall 'look' of the broadcast.
• Coordinates with the News and Creative Services Departments to achieve the graphic elements of the newscast and should add creativity and ideas that enhance the final product.

Qualifications:
• 5+ years of experience Directing in a professional live broadcast television network.
• Must have in-depth knowledge of studio/remote broadcasting technology in
• Hands-on control room automation experience required, Ross Overdrive preferred.
• Must work well in a collaborative team environment, be able to multitask. A problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to find work arounds.
• Must be self-sufficient and have a ''press-on-regardless'' attitude.
• All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand.
• Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field preferred.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy0myq-34-239-170-244-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Newsnation

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.