KSDK, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, is seeking a full-time experienced, creative, technically savvy, outside-the-box-thinking automation Broadcast Director. Candidate must possess excellent communication and organizational skills must work under pressure and be willing to deal with several changes during a live show or newscast. We are looking for a team player and a team leader who has had recent experience running an automated system during a fast paced, graphics intensive newscast. We are looking for candidates who are always thinking of creative ways of executing production during live shows and pre-production. Flexibility in work schedule is required. This is a union position.
• Operate Sony`s ELC live automation system during newscasts
• Combo direct and TD special events and pre-production
• Build special effects in switcher to enhance production
• Execute clean newscasts while keeping a pace expected by production managers
• Meet with show producer for every show, review needs and suggest ways to execute particular elements
• 4 year college degree.
• 4+ years experience directing and TDing live news productions
• 2 years experience with an automated control room system
• Proven experience with a Sony switchers, including understanding of effect building, DME`s, macros, file maintenance and frame memory
• Experience with Bit Central playback system or a similar server based playback system
• Experience with Newsticker
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