Director IV (Temporary)

Website KATC-TV

KATC, the E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate station in Lafayette, Louisiana is looking for a Director IV (Temporary) 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!


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.
1-3 years related broadcast experience in a director role required.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Extensive 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.
Ability to operate routers, video servers, audio consoles, robotic studio cameras, graphics systems and studio production equipment
Good computer skills
Effective communication and people skills
Ability to work effectively in an environment including multiple video and computer monitors.
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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