- NewsNation Technical Director

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NewsNation Technical Director


NewsNation Technical Director

• Intermediate Level


NewsNation is looking for an experienced Technical Director for our national newscasts, based in our Chicago headquarters.

Category Live Event / On Location Services  Technical Director 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Dec 21, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • The broadcast will be fast paced and highly produced using Ross Overdrive, Ross XPression and Ross XPression Tessera.
  • The successful candidate will prepare and switch video elements during live and pre-recorded programming, listening to director’s commands and reacting swiftly and accurately, ensuring all content output meets quality standards.
  • Must be able to build switcher effects, create Ross templates and shots. 
  • The technical director should add creativity and ideas that enhance the final product.
  • May be asked to train others or create training documentation.
  • Be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team.
  • All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand.
  • Five plus (5+) years’ experience in professional live television broadcast operations required
  • Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including but not limited to switchers, routing, CGs, video playback, remote camera operation. 
  • Experience with Ross Overdrive required
  • You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news, be self-sufficient and have a “press-on-regardless” attitude.
  • Other engineering/operating experience in areas of robotic cameras, graphics, audio, or transmission is a plus.
  • Must work well in a collaborative team environment and be able to multitask.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field preferred. 
This position is a full-time staff position which will require membership in IBEW.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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