WJCL-TV has an opening for an experienced Ignite Director for our station’s live fast-paced newscasts. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of broadcast operations and production activities. The Ignite Director will work together with producers in planning/executing newscasts and overseeing other news production staff members.
This position is responsible for the visual direction of newscasts. Candidate must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Successful candidate will provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production team. Employee will be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast. Must be able to code newscasts and successfully execute the on-air broadcasts.
- 1+ year of experience working as an Ignite automation director with extensive experience in the operation of a wide variety of broadcast equipment is preferred.
- Must be willing to work a variety of different shifts and fill in during holidays and vacation.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- Experience with the Grass Valley Ignite automation system and a Sony Production Switcher is preferred.
- Experience with ENPS, VIZ RT graphics and Bitcentral video playback will be helpful.
- College Degree in Broadcast Communications or related field preferred.
- Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.