Full Time Job

Technical Director

Nexstar

Dallas, TX 02-23-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Direct various live and taped broadcasts and productions, including from remote locations.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE JOB:
• Physically and verbally direct live broadcasts in APC environment
• Design various graphic and special effect elements for broadcasts
• Adjust to breaking news or changing circumstances
• Direct/TD special programming and/or projects
• Work as a liaison between local content department and production department
• Must be able to perform other duties such as operating studio cameras, audio board, and floor directing.
• Edits video clips for television broadcasts and web content
• Back-up the content team production staff when necessary
• Responds to breaking sports events and other urgent newsrooms situations as needed
• Assist news department in content delivery

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
• Four- year degree in Radio, Television, and Film; Journalism; or similar field of study
• Proficient in Ross overdrive, Ross Xpression, Bit central and ENPS
• Experience directing in a television or production facility in a live studio environment
• Superior technical on-air presence
• Experience operating studio cameras and audio board
• Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere, & After Effects)
• Strong AP writing skills
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
• Excels in fast-paced, sometimes high-pressure, work environment with accurate decision making
• Possesses journalistic integrity and understanding of viewer needs and expectations
• Ability to multitask with multiple people communicating out loud in the control room
• Must have attention to detail; copy editing, grammatical and writing skills
• Must have strong people and leadership skills to work content and engineering personnel
• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution
• Knowledge of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques used in producing and directing live and taped broadcasts
• Valid drivers license with a good driving record

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Company Profile
Nexstar

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.