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Newscast Director


Location: Houston, TX

Contact Name: Fox 26 / My 20


Job Description

The following represents brief descriptions.  It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of each position.

KRIV, a FOX Owned and Operated Station in Houston, is seeking a Director with experience working in both manual and automated professional control rooms with a strong passion for innovating new programming.  The ideal candidate is not only able to direct live newscasts, programs, and specials  but is also an experienced technical director using bot manual and automated professional broadcast switchers is required.  Must be able to react decisively when there is breaking news or weather alerts as both director and technical director.  The director must have experience in preparing show rundowns in I-news or similar programs, both for automation and manual operation systems.

Candidate must possess strong leadership skills to coordinate with producers, photographers and production crews as needed.  The director should have strong visualization of the newscast with the ability to maximize the use of graphics. Candidate should be a strong leader in developing new ways of shooting on a very versatile set and incorporate other camera shots and video into the broadcast.  The candidate needs to have strong multi-tasking skills, be pro-active, creative, takes initiative, projects a positive attitude, and is able to stay in control during stressful situations. Other duties as assigned.

A minimum of three years' experience directing and technical directing on-air for live news programming required. Must be willing to learn other production job duties as necessary.  Strong Lighting design experience is also a plus. College degree preferred.

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