• Director (NE)

    Location US-AR-Fort Smith
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2018 12:18 PM)
    Job ID
    Production and Programming
  • Overview

    The primary focus of the Director is to operate the technical equipment used to produce and transmit video and audio signals for multi-channel programming.  Responsibilities include technical direction, audio operation, and signal monitoring; ability to operate computer terminal equipment, including automation, video server technology and other recording equipment; and the ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve technical difficulties associated with the operation of technical equipment.


    • Serves as a director/technical director and/or operates audio equipment for newscasts productions. Knowledge of Ross/Overdrive automation systems a plus.
    • Operates technical equipment and identifies equipment problems and malfunctions.  Must have ability to analyze situations and find alternative methods to work around malfunctions.
    • Reads, analyzes and interprets monitoring devices used for audio and video production to assure high quality signals are transmitted to our viewers.  Video monitoring includes picture monitors and wave form monitor scopes.
    • Reads and interprets program logs, work orders, production schedules, and FCC regulations.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of computer operating systems, operating software and user interfaces with multi-channel operations for video servers, master control automation systems, station remote control systems and traffic systems.
    • Handles live operational situations; takes commands and cues, and reacts appropriately.
    • Controls news microwave systems.
    • Aligns satellite receivers and antennas.
    • Maintains signal quality and proper levels throughout studio equipment in accordance with good engineering practices set by the Chief Engineer/Director Operations.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

    Minimum 2 years in News Production, News Technical Direction, and /or News Audio Production.  

    Technical school training and experience with operational systems and equipment will enhance performance success. 

    Knowledge of FCC regulations regarding quality standards and emergency announcements required. 

    Ability to type, use computers, and other such equipment.

    Must possess a valid State Driver's License (or be able to get one). 


    Education Requirements:

    A high school diploma or equivalent is required.


    Physical Requirements:

    Good manual dexterity to operate the numerous small push buttons and rotary switches on the equipment.



    INTERNAL CONTACTS:                                  EXTERNAL CONTACTS:

    Engineering and Production personnel,            DigitalOperatingCenter personnel

    News, Traffic and Sales                                                          


    Statement about Other Duties:

    The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.


    Equal Employment Opportunity

    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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