• Lighting Director

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/13/2018 3:54 PM)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview

    The Lighting Director will be responsible for programming lighting console, operating and repairing all lighting elements for all live News broadcasts, but primarily assigned to the morning News. The position will work closely with the News Operations Manager and Production team to execute projects and meet all station standards. The LD is responsible for lighting quality and equipment maintenance. This position requires membership in a collective bargaining unit.


    • Must have a clear knowledge and understanding of computerized lighting consoles specifically ETC Ion 1500
    • Thorough knowledge of all lighting equipment and the DMX512 standard commonly used to control stage lighting and effects.
    • Oversee and coordinate the proper maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting of all studio lighting and props
    • Must have the ability to endure long periods of sitting and standing
    • Responsible for assisting stagehands with their daily assignments
    • Load and unload props for news and productions both in-house and on remotes
    • Perform all lighting checks before and after show
    • Replace, adjust and fix lighting fixtures within the grid
    • Knowledgeable of all areas of video, lighting and the ability to troubleshoot problems as they arise.


    • Successful candidate must possess sound leadership ability with a proven track record. Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 5 to 7 years‑progressive technical operations experience in a major market. Must have good organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills. Must perform assignments and make decisions under very tight time constraints and extreme pressure.
    • Previous lighting experience: minimum of 4-5 years as a lighting technician
    • Excellent self-motivated individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Experience in jobs like construction, electrician and set design are a plus
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Flexible schedule – must be able to work holidays and overnights


    • Physical Requirements
    • Climb a ladder
    • Lift 50lbs or more
    • Ability to move set pieces


    • IMPACT OF DECISIONSThe position has direct impact on quality and overall look and performance of the news programing. Flawed judgment could impair the operation of the station, resulting in the loss critical moments as well as loss of revenue.




    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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