Director III


Director III – KATC

KATC, the E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate station in Lafayette, Louisiana is looking for a Director III 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.

Direct or technical direct assigned newscasts with minimal amount of errors.
Coordinate preparation and broadcast of newscasts with production staff.
Prepare studio and resources for newscast.
Work with the producer before and during each newscast to create on-air product.
Suggest camera shots, graphics and other production elements.
Maintain a thorough knowledge of equipment used in production of our newscasts.
Manage and maintain all aspects of automation, including coding and functions.
Develop and distribute backup procedures to all directors.
Assist in maintaining all broadcast equipment within control room.

High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.
3 years related broadcast experience in a director role required.
Must have previous multi-camera directing experience preferably in television news with control room automation.
Proficient knowledge in all areas of broadcast production and direction:

Knowledge of video production systems.
Knowledge of newsroom computer systems.
Knowledge of automation systems.
Knowledge of studio lighting board.

Ability to formulate, block and direct newscasts.
Ability to lead and support broadcast staff

Must have the ability to direct fast-paced, rapidly changing productions for extended periods.
A comprehensive working knowledge of state-of-the-art video switchers and effects.
Working knowledge of state-of-the-art video switchers and effects.
Proficient with the operation of routers, video servers, audio consoles, robotic studio cameras, graphics systems and studio production equipment
Ability to work effectively in an environment including multiple video and computer monitors.
Effective professional communication and people skills
Strong computer skills.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
Must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds.

We are growing our footprint, reaching nearly 31 percent of U.S. households as one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners.
From community outreach to professional development, Scripps is a place where creativity has taken over and you will have the chance to write your own story.
We enable and encourage each individual to do their best work and reach their full potential through opportunity, development and openness to new ideas.
We are all about professional integrity. It is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.
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At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of 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 of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, 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.

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