Newscast Director

Hearst WMUR Published: March 4, 2018 (16 days ago)
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WMUR-TV has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Weekend Newscast Director./TD. The Weekend Newscast Director/TD is responsible for
communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production, with all
technical staff, including the Producer, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering. Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position. With a unique format, a dedication to hard news and the resources of Hearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.

Job Responsibilities:

Directing/Technical Directing broadcast newscasts.

Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and
production crew.

Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.

Must be able to call and punch a newscast.

Supervisory position.

Must be able to operate audio, playback, cameras, and TelePrompTer for live news broadcasts.

Experience Requirements:

2 years directing and technical directing fast-paced. graphics heavy, live newscasts and special events.

Must also have experience with production switchers, video servers, and audio
and studio equipment.

Equivalent military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

MOS and basic computer network understanding.

Understanding of newsroom systems ENPS and Bit Central video playback systems.

Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live

The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include early mornings and absolutely includes weekend duties.

Newscast Director will also be required to post to website.  Must be able to perform under pressure and meet deadlines.


Bachelor’s Degree in Television Production, Broadcast Journalism or related
field preferred.

Related military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and related experience will be considered.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
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