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WFFT | Technical Director

WFFT-TV has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Newscast Director.

Job Description

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WFFT-TV has an opening for an experienced and dynamic Newscast Director. The Newscast Director is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, including the Producer, Technical Director, 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 WFFT, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.

Job Responsibilities
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.

Required Skills
MOS and basic computer network understanding.
Understanding of newsroom systems iNews/ENPS and 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 news.
The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include weekend duties.

Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or equivalent work experience

Required Experience
1 years directing and technical directing fast-paced newscasts
Must also have experience with production switchers, video servers, and audio and studio equipment.

If you have the required experience and skills, please forward your resume and examples of your latest work to:

WFFT Local
Attn: Stew Hirsch
News Director
3707 Hillegas Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
260-407-5230 (direct)
513-404-7058 (cell)

WFFT-TV is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace.