Newscast Director


WGNO News in New Orleans, has a rare opening for a Newscast Director. The ideal candidate is accomplished in the use of automated production systems to plan & execute pre-recorded programs, live newscasts, and live coverage of severe weather, breaking news, & special events (i.e. parades, sports championships, etc.).


Previous experience in news production and/or live television production required.  Two years preferred.

Required & Preferred Capabilities:

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks with urgency and attention to detail
Calm demeanor and ability to handle unexpected changes and challenges with aplomb and diplomacy during live broadcasts to produce polished productions
Excellent communication skills
Fluent in spoken and written English
High school diploma

Technical Skills:

High confidence and ability in the use of Ross OverDrive to code and execute live and pre-recorded programs is essential.
Ability to program and operate robotic camera systems for use in productions
Ability to operate other graphics, video, and audio gear and systems required to produce television and digital streaming programs
Strong non-linear video editing skills required — familiarity with Adobe Premiere video editing software preferred
Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Newscast Director must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. 
In addition, the Newscast Director must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.
May be called upon to work a variety of shifts on different programs and dayparts.

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