Supervising Director

| San Diego, CA
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We are looking for a strong, inspiring newscast director to join our news leadership team. This person will motivate and continually evaluate a team of directors by maintaining a positive, inclusive, and accountable environment. A successful candidate will also be a technical whiz who is not afraid to experiment with new ideas, has an eye for quality, and can communicate effectively to improve workflow.

  • Coach directors and provide feedback and support for production team
  • Assist Operations Manager in hiring, training, workflows, employee reviews and schedules
  • Collaborate regularly with Executive Producers and line producers on newscast quality control and workflow improvements
  • Support and supervise special productions
  • Take the lead in testing new graphic and production elements
  • Code and call direct daily newscasts and other original productions, floor directing, operating studio cameras/jib/steadicam and running audio board for live newscasts
  • Communicate all necessary instructions to production crew before and during newscasts
  • Generate daily production reports detailing technical and operational notes from newscasts, follow up and reconcile issues
  • Use Ross Overdrive APC, switcher, and routers while "calling" the shows to the rest of live production positions
  • Collaborate with producers to facilitate production elements, lighting, camera-blocking, props, set furnishings, and all other related presentation elements
  • Manage guests who appear in newscasts
  • Be flexible with schedule - working and filling-in on different newscasts, different shifts and days as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

  • 5 or more years professional experience in television news production
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must be an effective leader who can positively motivate and effectively communicate with producers and production crew and managers
  • Must be able to call direct and have experience on Ross Overdrive or equivalent automated systems and willing to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Possess a working knowledge of ENPS, NRCS, video servers, graphic playout systems, video routers, switchers, ENG style cameras, robotic cameras, wireless lav microphones, audio boards
  • Ability to work precisely under deadlines and pressure, making quick decisions and giving accurate instructions during live broadcasts
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and creativity in all aspects of their responsibilities
  • Must be willing to do other assigned duties when required
  • Please include a link on resume to demo reel with PL track
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Tribune Media operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL. Tribune Media was founded in 2022. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan. To see all 20 open jobs at Tribune Media, click here.
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