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Ignite Director

KRQE Media Group in Albuquerque, NM has an immediate opening for an experienced full-time Ignite Director who can direct a LIVE fast-paced newscast and other locally produced station programs such as New Mexico Style, MDA telethon & other live events.

You must have a thorough understanding and a high skill level of technical operations within a news production department. The applicant must be able to multi-task and perform many duties during a newscast including supervising a technical crew, operate robotic cameras, run audio, roll video & advance graphics solely during a live newscast.

A minimum of 2 years newscast directing experience plus experience with Grass Valley Ignite system, studio robotics and familiarity with ENPS newsroom computer systems preferred.

Direct newscasts, live and taped news promotional spots, breaking news cut-ins and other programs produced by KRQE Media Group.

  • Use ENPS to input commands into stories and rundowns that correspond with producer’s vision for the newscast.
  • Assign cameras, video sources, Chyron information, etc. to ensure no conflicts exist.
  • Execute the newscast live using the Ignite timeline making changes as necessary.
  • Adjust audio levels and camera shots and communicate with anchors and reporters through IFBs.
  • Create new Ignite commands and effects to make newscasts more flexible.
  • Maintain studio, lights, mics, furniture, etc.,
  • Operate robotic cameras, live studio cameras, and operate teleprompter as needed.
  • Build graphics as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
Successful applicants must demonstrate the ability to code live news broadcasts and be able to work early mornings, nights or weekends. This position requires close working relationships with Producers and News Managers.

To express interest in this position, email your resume & cover letter to or mail:

Business Administrator
KRQE-TV (Ignite Director)
13 Broadcast Plaza SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

No phone calls, please!

The application deadline is open until the position has been filled.

KRQE-TV, owned & operated by LIN Television Corp., is an equal opportunity employer.

DEADLINE: 2013-07-11