Contract Job

Assistant Director


Miami, FL 09-16-2020
  • Paid
  • Contract
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The freelance Assistant Director (AD) in the Technical Production department is responsible for supporting the Show Director in all aspects of production, coordinating all production activities and maintaining the split-second timing for various fast-paced live, live-to-file & APC productions. Please note this is a freelance role.

• Assist the Show Director with show traffic, pre and post production.
• Maintaining constant communication with Master Control, Show Director, Stage Manager as well as the entire production crew pertaining to show flow, all timing and countdown aspects of the show.
• Obtaining all information related to show timing from Producers, Traffic and Master Control. May have to physically time various video file clips and other show elements as needed.
• Play back media through multiple controllers (i.e. Avid Command, EVS MPlay / BEPlay and Grass Valley Dyno) on pertaining shows.
• Insert and remove branding graphics, digital and breakaway cover slates during pertaining show segments and commercial breaks.
• Direct show segments, briefs and other elements in absence of Show Director.
• Learn APC workflow; assist Show Directors with coding pertaining shows and double-checking codes during breaking news scenarios.
• Proficient in Avid iNEWS or other NRCS (Dalet, ENPS, Inception, etc.)

• College Degree or equivalent work experience.
• 3+ years of production experience in a live television environment.

• Must be available to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends, late breaking news and hurricane/disaster recovery emergencies.
• Must be willing to facilitate personnel requirements including late and/or last-minute scheduling changes in a 24/7 production work environment.
• Must be willing to travel as needed, sometimes on short notice.
• Must be well organized, a good motivator and able to think quickly.

Desired Characteristics
• Familiarity with control room automation systems including Sony ELC, Ross Video OverDrive and Grass Valley Ignite.
• Bachelor's degree: Communications, Television Production or related preferred.
• Strong knowledge and understanding of broadcast and production technology.
• Studio and remote production experience.
• Ability to multi-task and react quickly during daily broadcasts.
• Interpersonal and professional communication skills.
• Advanced computer skills and familiarity with Windows operating systems.