Needham, Massachusetts

WCVB has an opening for an experienced and dynamic part-time NewscastDirector. The Newscast Director is responsible for communicating and executingall technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, includingthe Producer, Technical Director, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering.Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for thisposition. With a unique format, a dedication to hard news and the resources ofHearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Directing broadcast newscasts.
  • Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
  • Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
  • Must be able to call and punch a newscast.

Experience Requirements:
  • 2 years directing and technical directing fast-paced newscasts
  • Must also have experience with production switchers, video servers, and audio and studio equipment.
  • Equivalent military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:
  • MOS and basic computer network understanding.
  • Understanding of newsroom systems ENPS and video playback systems.
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
  • The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include early mornings and weekend duties.
  • Newscast Director will also be required to post to website as well.

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred.
  • Related military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and related experience will be considered.

Needham, Massachusetts

Hearst Television is a national multi-media company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S cities, reaching one out of every five U.S households. We deliver local and national news, weather, information, sports, and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the media industry’s premier companies, where quality journalism and service to the community are our core values. The company and its employees have been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation. Founded in 1887, Hearst is one of the world’s most admired private media and information companies with some 200 business in more than 150 companies. 

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