ELC Director/TD



Position Type

Full Time




United States - Georgia - Atlanta

Posted Date

Oct. 09, 2019

Req Number


Opportunity Overview

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The Job

The Director is responsible for using computer automation equipment to direct fast paced live news and other original productions which may include live special events. Responsible for developing and implementing a "vision" for the program, in concert with editorial leadership and the directors working on the program in other cities. This includes long term show planning as well as determining the format and content for daily programming.

As business warrants the Director could be responsible for Directing in non-automated controls as needed. Direct / TD, using control room automation system, live and taped newscasts and/or presentations remote or in studio.

The Daily
  • Operate automated control room environment. Controlling video, audio, graphics, robotic cameras, control room routing, effect creation, processing of technical rundowns. Circumstances could require audio, graphics, and cameras to be operated manually.
  • Show design and format, set design, studio set up, lighting, blocking, graphics, show changes, music, sight survey and set-up.
  • Supervise the technical crew assigned to live and taped newscasts and/or presentations.
  • Inform and advise the technical and editorial crew of show needs.
  • Meet with Editorial staff members prior to the show for the purpose of: Prepping show rundown and creating control room command list in automation system. Identifying needed production elements including animations, music, graphics, props and set furnishings.
  • Participate in the annual performance evaluations of technical and editorial staff.
  • Follow up and document technical and operational issues related to daily production processes.
  • Assist ops manager to ensure client needs during day to day production.

The Essentials
  • College degree and industry experience: 2-4 yrs of Industry experience directing in a live news environment.
  • Operational knowledge of all control room positions.
  • Familiar with all aspects of live television and pre / post production. Modern knowledge of control room computer systems
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Significant industry experience directing in a live news environment.
  • Significant industry experience as a technical director in a live news environment.
  • Experience with computerized automation news systems.
  • Non-linear and linear editing experience.
  • Proficient in oral and written Spanish and English.

The PerksTurner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.