Full Time Job

Director Production


New Haven, CT 04-01-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Director I, Production

WTNH/WCTX News 8 seeks an experienced Ignite Director to direct live and live to tape News Broadcasts and Life Style Programming.

The successful candidate will have a high degree of professionalism, effective interpersonal relation skills, ability to organize and prioritize workload and function well in high pressure situations.
• Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Direct newscasts, breaking news and other programs using Grass Valley Ignite automated system.

Must be a leader, risk taker and have a desire to take broadcasts to the next level using our new state of the art studio and control room.

Integral part of on-air decision-making team with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact well with Producers to create clean and engaging on air content.

Ability to work all shifts including weekends and overnights in a 24/7 news environment.

Solid knowledge of current events.

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:

High stress office environment with deadline pressures. Position will require you to prioritize tasks and multitask daily, and well as manage multiple projects simultaneously with frequent change in direction and priority. You must be able to work outside of normal business hours, including holidays, early mornings, nights and weekends.

The Newscast Director must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, communicate over electronic headset, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. In addition, the Newscast Director must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required. Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity Employer


Pre-employment Background and MVR Screening required.

To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your resume and a link to your demo reel, if applicable.

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Search Location – US-CT New Haven

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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.