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KTUU-TV Weekend Director

KTUU, an award-winning station in Anchorage, Alaska, is seeking a full-time Weekend Director. This position is responsible for directing newscasts and live or taped special programming, as well as working with graphics for newscasts. We`re seeking someone with 1-3 years of experience directing live newscasts, with multiple live shots, with three or more years experience in broadcasting strongly preferred. A valid driver’s license, with a good driving record, is required, as is an Associate’s degree or some collegiate education. A degree is preferred. The position offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefit package, including group health and dental, PTO and 401(k).

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • 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 all a plus.
  • Assist in turning in microwave and satellite-based live shots.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as broadcast experience.
  • Flexible to work other shifts.
  • 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.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • 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 KTUU1479 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: 2013-10-19