• Director

    Location US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 5:50 PM)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview

    MAJOR PURPOSE: Direct and TD live programs using Ross Overdrive.



    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Directing newscasts and other live programs
    • Assistant Directing
    • Editing, running cameras, floor, prompter, audio, or graphics as needed
    • Other duties as assigned


     Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • This position requires a person who is the ultimate multi-tasker. Must be able to handle multiple live shots, breaking news, and be able to look ahead and adjust to changes while keeping the show moving.
    • Supervise the production side of our broadcast and ensuring the highest quality broadcast reaches air. You will also sometimes only have seconds to diagnose a problem. Video decks crashed? CG channel stopped working? The Director is the last line of defense before the product hits the air.
    • Applicants must possess the ability to work well under pressure and work well with others. Strong organizational and logistical skills are a must.  Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.
    • Applicants must demonstrate creativity, initiative, and a desire to try and create new things.
    • Must be able to make and execute last second decisions


    Working Relationships

    • Must be able to work closely with Producer, Editors, Transmission, Engineering, Floor Crew, other directors

    Supervisory Responsibility 

    • Shift supervisor, when Production Manager is not in, overseeing editors and floor crew. During shows responsible for crew breaks and staffing.


    Training Requirements 

    • ROSS Overdrive, TONS, VizRT, OPUS, Final Cut Pro

    Physical Demands

    • Required to sit for long periods of time
    • Required to operate a keyboard and mouse
    • Some lifting
    • Ladder climbing 


    Personal Protective Equipment

    • None


    Work Environment

    • Work performed primarily in an office environment, in the Control Room and in studio
    • Exposure to electrical equipment


    Education and Experience

    • College degree or equivalent related experience is required.
    • 2 years experience as a director/technical director.
    • Working knowledge of Ross Overdrive and Vision switcher a plus.
    • Must be proficient in FCP


    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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