Full Time Job

Technical Director

Bentkey Ventures

Los Angeles, CA 06-16-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Bentkey Ventures (The Daily Wire) is looking for a Technical Director. Under the direction of the Bentkey Director of Production, the Technical Director will oversee all Bentkey show operations from a technical standpoint and ensure that our show quality and timeliness consistently hit the high-quality standards of the company. If you feel you are the right fit for this position, we look forward to hearing from you!


  • Perform live switching on Bentkey video content
  • Oversee operations of shows
  • Lead sound mixer, playback operator, and PAs through show operations
  • Maintain show quality and timeliness
  • Provide creative services such as but not limited to: show prep, color, composition, graphic design, lighting, etc. for video and audio content
  • Work with Producers to ensure the best show production quality possible
  • Work with production team to ensure quality and timely work
  • Plot cameras and on set elements such as furniture and monitors, to achieve the best coverage possible for each show
  • Direct and manage Camera Operators and camera shots during live or taped broadcasts
  • Execute creative notes on video content
  • Execute the creative vision of clients, Talent, and company executives on video content
  • Oversee and build out show profiles in the production hardware including: switcher, router, and graphic/media computers
  • Work with 1st Assistant Director, Director of Production, and Executive VP of Production to create manageable budgets and schedules for production delivery and crew organization
  • Meet scheduled deadlines
  • Provide limited consultation directly to contractors under supervision of Director of Production and company executives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience & Requirements:

  • At least 2+ years of similar work experience in a professional production environment preferred
  • Working knowledge of current relevant technology and systems including but not limited to: Ross Video Systems (Graphite, Xpression, Ultrix), playback software (Media Express, QLab, Pro Video Server), and cameras (Panasonic EVA-1, Blackmagic studio cameras)
  • Familiar with live-streaming systems and practices
  • Working knowledge of video
  • Familiar with all aspects of production for video production
  • Strong instinct for creative work and storytelling
  • Proficient in use of show board switchers
  • Interest in and/or familiarity with the political and editorial news landscapes a plus

Reports to: Director of Production

Start date: Immediate

Employment type: Full-time; Exempt

To learn more about Bentkey, please visit the Daily Wire Facebook and YouTube page.

Bentkey Ventures provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please Note: Bentkey Ventures participates in E-Verify and performs background checks on all new hires. We will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Thank you!

Salary Details

Salary Range: $80,000 to $100,000 Per Year ($ USD)

Compensation: $80,000-$100,000; Dependent upon experience.

Benefits: Health insurance options (medical through Anthem; dental and vision through Guardian); Paid Time Off; 401k (5% match)

Company Profile
Bentkey Ventures

Bentkey Venture (The Daily Wire) is a politically conservative news and opinion website featuring a 24/7 website, www.thedailywire.com, which publishes conservative commentary on major political and cultural issues, both domestic and global, on a daily basis. This commentary comes primarily in the form of digital media (podcasts) and news articles. Bentkey is always seeking candidates who are sharp, eager, humble, and team-oriented to continue to build our team and company culture with. We look forward to hearing from you!