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KTUU-TV Weekend Director

KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a full-time Assistant Weekend Director / Graphics / Audio. This position is responsible for directing newscasts and live or taped special programming. The Assistant Weekend Director will also work with graphics for newscasts.

We`re seeking someone with 1-3 years of experience directing live newscasts with multiple live shots. 3+ years in broadcasting is strongly preferred. Ideal candidate will have a college degree in the related field or comparable industry related experience. A valid driver`s license with a clean driving record is required.


  • Must be able to direct and/or technical direct all newscasts as needed by schedule.
  • Operate audio board during broadcasts.
  • Operate the switcher for newscasts.
  • Translate ideas for shots into reality.
  • Responsible for construction of still-store graphics.
  • Coordination of rundowns and vocal direction of studio crew during the news broadcasts.
  • Must be proficient and professional in calling and punching all newscasts.
  • Responsible for editing as needed.
  • Coordinate training and supervision of production staff with immediate supervisor.
  • Produce daily/weekly promos, news updates, and public service announcements when necessary.
  • Assume responsibility for the on-air product, studio and/or remote crew.
  • Proficiently handle and maintain all equipment relating to the operations department and newscasts.
  • Maintain positive and open dialogue with all departments to ensure all newscasts are on the air and run as clean and smoothly as possible.
  • Ensure set and talent look their best.
  • Run teleprompter for assigned newscasts.
  • Operate robotic cameras.
  • Do pre-production for news shows / tapings.
  • Segment recorded shows.
  • Direct other productions and live broadcasts or live-to-tape in studio or on remote location as needed.
  • Must be able to operate station vehicle as needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Working knowledge of studio cameras, Final Cut Pro, Chyron, Photoshop, audio and lighting.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of video switchers, still stores, video editors, and multiple tape and tapeless formats.
  • Must have strong knowledge of television production.
  • Able to direct and call commands/instructions during newscasts.
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing software.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal direction.
  • Experience with Photoshop, After Affects, Xpression a plus.
  • Will assist in turning in microwave and satellite based live shots.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills as well as broadcast experience.
  • Must be flexible to work other shifts.
  • Must be able to handle high stress situations and pressure deadlines.
  • Able to react quickly to changing circumstances while remaining calm.
  • Strong initiative and attention to detail is required. •Strong leadership skills.
  • Must be able to work with other departments and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment.

Interested candidates please visit the following web site: and search Requisition Number KTUU1464 to learn more about the position and apply. NORTHERN LIGHTS MEDIA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Offers of employment are contingent upon a pre-employment background check.

DEADLINE: 2013-10-11