Full Time Job

Associate Director


Los Angeles, CA 04-04-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
• Facilitates pre-production and production requirements for daily live newscasts.
• Pre-production: Prep scripts, tech rundowns, server layout, Ross automation coding.
• PCR: Live-shot coordination with Newscenter and field crews, timing/counting live and pre-produced elements including vo/sots, packages, reporter cues studio floor communication.
• Responsibilities also include tracking status of edited content for playout. Create MOS objects and verify rundown and playlist status.
• Cross-training: Multiple skill sets to capably fill in as a relief Director and Material Manager.
• Direct daily studio newscasts and remote productions as assigned.
• Track, document, and communicate technical and operational notes to Production, News, Engineering and Creative Services management as appropriate.
• Reconcile technical and operational issues related to daily News production processes.
• Code daily newscasts in Ross Overdrive automation.
• Provide desktop editing (FCP/Adobe Premiere) support when necessary.
• Track server playout status during live newscasts and coordinate News content archiving processes following daily newscasts.
• Communicate technical and content elements to studio and remote production teams.
• Collaborate with producers to facilitate production elements including music, graphics,

lighting design, camera-blocking, props, set furnishings, and related presentation elements.
• Generate and distribute technical rundowns.
• Provide other production support (live and pre-recorded) for News Specials, Creative Services, Sports, Special Events, Digital and Client production.
• Facilitate production support aligned with Departmental and Station business objectives and priorities as required.

• Bachelor's degree in communications, Television Production or equivalent related experience.
• Five or more years of professional experience in television production and directing.
• Team player.
• Must possess excellent organizational skills.
• Adept at positively communicating, motivating, engaging and leading a production team.
• Precise time management and ability to work efficiently under hard deadlines.
• Demonstrates timely decision-making in a dynamic and fast paced Production Control Room work environment.
• Current, comprehensive, and broad knowledge of fundamental News production technologies.
• Intellect and ability to learn, adapt and train others on new production technologies.
• Demonstrate creative and innovative thinking in all aspects of production responsibilities.
• Possess working knowledge of production operating systems including ENPS, Bit Central, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Ross Xpression and equivalent production and operating systems. Proficient in Microsoft Office/Outlook/Teams.

KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Compensation - $70,852/annual


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8em9q-44-222-104-206-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $70,852 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

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.