Newscast Director

Company: Nexstar Media Group - WDAF-TV
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Location: Kansas City, MO
Full Time

WDAF-TV Fox 4 Kansas City is seeking a Newscast Director.  The Newscast Director is responsible for facilitating the overall look and presentation of news production. 

  • Multi-tasking and detailed oriented leader
  • Accountable for interfacing and communicating all technical and staging requirements between producers and production crew. 
  • Collaborate with producers to facilitate production elements, including music, graphics, lighting, camera-blocking, guest interactions, set furnishings, and all other related presentation elements. 
  • Communicates all necessary instructions to production crew before and during newscasts. 
  • Generate daily Production Reports detailing technical and operational notes from newscasts.
  • Follow up and reconcile technical and operational issues related to daily production processes. 
  • Call direct daily newscasts and other original productions, including post sports shows, special events, webcasts, and assists in creative services’ productions. 
  • Utilize Ross Overdrive APC, switcher, and routers while “calling” the shows to the rest of live production positions.  
  • In addition to these Newscast Director duties, position is also required to run robotic cameras, audio board operations, floor direct, and help keep studio clean on a regular basis.


Prefer five or more years professional experience in television LIVE production and directing.


  • Bachelors in Communications, Television or similar degree.
  • Television Production Studio and Control Room experience. 
  • APC operations for at least 6 months (Preferably, Ross Overdrive) 
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills required. 
  • Must be an effective leader and able to positively motivate and effectively communicate with producers and production crew. 
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment and timely decision-making in a dynamic and fluid live news production environment. 
  • Possess a strong fundamental understanding of news video and audio production equipment technologies.
  • Must be able to call direct and have experience on Ross Overdrive or equivalent automated systems. 
  • Must be willing to learn and adapt to new technologies.  
  • Possess a working knowledge of NRCS (Preferably, ENPS) , video servers, graphic playout systems (Preferably, Ross Xpression), video routers, switchers (Preferably, Ross Acuity), ENG style cameras, robotic cameras, wireless lav microphones, and audio boards. 
  • Microsoft Office/ Outlook knowledge also required. 
  • Ability to work precisely under deadlines and pressure. 
  • Able to make quick decisions and give accurate instructions to crew during live broadcasts. 
  • Works well as a member of a team. 
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and creativity in all aspects of their responsibilities. 
  • Must be willing to do other assigned duties when required.

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