Phoenix, AZ – ABC15 in Phoenix, Arizona is looking for a technical director to technically direct fast paced, complex newscasts and other local programming as well as assist in completion of pre-production for newscasts. Successful candidate will operate a Grass Valley Kalypso video switcher for various broadcast, commercial, promotional programming and community affairs productions in studio and on-location, work closely with news department, directors, producers and promotions to ensure that the desired on-air look is attained and work in all areas of television production. Additional duties may include: directing, operate cameras, video playback, teleprompter, jib, setting up and adjust lighting, construct and dismantle sets.
Skills and Requirements:
Able to proficiently function in 2 of the 3 following areas: Able to technically direct on a 3-ME video switcher, direct for broadcast news, operate Chryon Hyper-X, operate audio board for broadcast news. College degree required from an accredited college/university majoring in television production or a related field or related experience. Minimum 3 years of experience as a technical director. Preferred experience with Chryon Hyper-X or VizRT operations for broadcast news, as well as experience as an audio operator and studio camera/prompter operator at a network affiliate news facility. Must be familiar with all aspects of Grass Valley Kalypso video switcher, Hyper-X, and Lyric Pro operations including transforms. I-News experience a plus. Must have good working knowledge of computers. Must be able to handle multiple priorities under extreme time constraints with poise, skill, and a positive attitude.
Flexible work hours required including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours. Knowledge of proper composition, grammar and spelling essential to position. Must have excellent communication skills, be a team player and leader. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Equipment: Working knowledge of television station production equipment to include but not limited to: Grass Valley Kalypso Video switcher (or similar switchers), Chryon Hyper-X, Audio boards, studio cameras, teleprompters and studio lighting.
License: Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license and provide proof of insurability.
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The Perks at ABC15:
-A #thinkDIFFERENT culture that values new ideas, and actually acts on them.
-One of the most beautiful TV station buildings you’ll ever work within!
-Voted BEST news website and BEST evening newscast in the Valley. We love to win, but we don’t brag (too much).
-A place where your work gets seen and interacted with by millions of people each and every month.
-300 sunny days each year, along with the best “winter” you’ll ever experience!
-A culture that values leaders at every level and puts a premium on promoting from within.
-Generous paid time-off policies that start from day one.
-A commitment to YOUR health that includes full benefits and annual wellness incentives.
-A place where you can feel proud of where you work, knowing the station’s commitment is to take action for our community and make Arizona a better place to live.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including “The List” and “The Now,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.
Television Station KNXV ABC15 is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To apply for this position, please visit us at our External Career Center: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1060841&d=External and search for requisition #13171