Director II


Director II – KATC
Are you a broadcast Director who has experience working in all areas of television production and is responsible for technical directing fast paced, complex newscasts and other local programming as well as assisting in completion of pre-production for newscasts? KATC, the E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate station in Lafayette, Louisiana is looking for a Director II to support our station operations for a defined period; working in assigned areas of news broadcast production and technical directing.

This position is fast paced, directing complex newscasts and other local programming as well as supporting and assisting in the completion of pre-production for newscasts with a focus on local community. If you are excited and interested about this opportunity, come join us at KATC where we are continuing to create the future of the broadcast industry in our Arcadiana community!

KATC is composed of a diverse community of welcoming, mission-focused and energetic individuals that continue to grow professionally as we grow our company, with everyone rising to their full potential in every aspect of our business. “Give light” is not just a motto at Scripps – it is a mantra that guides our daily work. We believe in the power of journalism to change lives, to strengthen communities and to create a better-informed world.

We are a diverse community of welcoming, mission-focused and lively people that continue to grow as we grow our company and rise to our full potential in every aspect of our business. We’re located just about halfway from New Orleans and Houston on Interstate 10. Music, food, and family are passions for Acadiana residents, tourists, and students who attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Oversees the set up and operations of equipment including camera, audio, video and lighting. Constructs and dismantles set.

Ensures smooth operation of technical equipment and services during broadcast.

Troubleshoots technical problems during production or broadcast.

Directs assigned newscasts, which include “switching” newscasts and other productions, completing the pre-production for all newscasts and checking all sources prior to air.

Monitors the status of all live shots and content prior to a live newscast.

Works closely with news department, directors, producers, and promotions to ensure that the desired on-air look is attained with a minimal amount of errors.

Perform other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or GED required.

Bachelor’s degree in TV production or related field is preferred.

A minimum 1-year experience as a director/technical director.

A working knowledge of broadcast television station production equipment.

Must be familiar with and skilled in all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and character generators.

Good working knowledge of computers.

Ability to handle multiple priorities under extreme time constraints with poise and skill.

Solid television production skills.

Excellent knowledge of proper composition, grammar and spelling.

Must have excellent communication skills; ability to give directions in a clear, efficient manner.

Excellent organizational skills.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Capable of working well with commercial clients while adding a creative look to commercial spots.

Must be familiar with all aspects of television production… lighting, character generators, and news automation.

Must be a team player.

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