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Ignite Director


Location: Austin, TX

Contact Name: Nexstar Media Group


Job Description

Category: Production
Position/Title: Ignite Director

KXAN, the NBC-affiliated Nexstar station in Austin, TX, is accepting applications for a full time experienced Automation Director to join our team. You will direct our award winning newscasts as well as other shows as assigned. If you have a love of production, having input into the final product and enjoy being part of a collaborative team we are looking for you.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/20/2021
Closing Date: 10/20/2021
City: Austin - 78701
State: Texas

The Technical Director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.
•    Codes and punches locally produced content
•    Coordinates technical control and production of programs
•    Ensures quality standards are met
•    Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera/video staff concerning composition
•    Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscasts
•    Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts
•    Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts
•    Tests equipment to ensure proper operation
•    Performs other duties as assigned


Requirements & Skills:
•    High school diploma
•    Fluency in English
•    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
•    Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production (Depending on market size)
•    Proficiency with computers
•    Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
•    Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and be able to multi-task
•    Ignite automation experience preferred

Additional Information:
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of News Nation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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Job Req #: 12256