Full Time Job

Newscast Director


Madison, WI 11-03-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Newscast Director - WMTV


About WMTV:

WMTV is the NBC affiliate and Gray Television-owned station serving south central Wisconsin. We are the #1 station-leading the market in news and weather coverage. We're recognized for sharing information with accuracy and immediacy on our digital platforms. WMTV was named ''News Operation of the Year'' by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for the past four years.

WMTV is located in Madison, just 1.5 hours from Milwaukee, 2.5 hours from Chicago, and 5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul. We are an award-winning team and work in a state-of-the-art facility that provides employees with the best technology and is the envy of other TV stations. Madison is consistently voted one of the best places to live in America, with countless recreational and cultural opportunities.

Job Summary/Description:

WMTV, Madison, Wisconsin's Gray Television-owned NBC affiliate, is looking for a Newscast Director (Technical Media Producer) to join Madison's leading TV station. This successful candidate will work in a newly built state-of-the-art facility to direct live newscasts and manage multiple broadcast streams. With pay starting at $18/hour, options for free insurance coverage, and opportunities for advancement, Gray Television is a great place to make a career.

This successful candidate is comfortable around technology and an excellent problem solver. Creative thinking, multi-tasking, and the ability to perform under pressure are also necessary skills. Prior experience directing live TV or working in live TV production is preferred, but training will be provided for the right candidate.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ability and proficiency in directing newscasts using Ross OverDrive
• Working with newscast producers to achieve polished and professional newscasts
• Maintaining and monitoring our 6 program streams

• Experience or a degree in a Media Production related field
• A valid driver's license is required
• This is not a 9 to 5 job. You must be able to work early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays

Come join our dynamic sales team, go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WMTV-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy20yp-44-197-101-251-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $18.00 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.