Production Director

Website abc27News Nexstar Media Inc / WHTM-TV abc27

Your Local News Source

The Production Director is responsible for:  researching, planning, managing and producing news programming.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions
  • Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of programs
  • Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera/video staff concerning composition
  • Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments
  • Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast
  • Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts
  • Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts
  • Operates Camera, Graphics or Audio as needed
  • Tests equipment to ensure proper operation
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:

  • BS/BA from an accredited four-year university or related work experience preferred
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production
  • Experience with Ross Video Switchers and AP ENPS preferred
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
  • Experience Preferred on how to edit using Adobe Premier Pro
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

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