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Director II

Company: The E.W. Scripps Company
Location: Billings
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Director II, KTVQ The Director II works 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. WHAT YOU'LL DO: * 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. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: * High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in TV production or related preferred. * Minimum 1 year experience as a director/technical director. * Working knowledge of television station production equipment. WHAT YOU'LL BRING: * Must be familiar with 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 leadership 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 to include lighting, character generators, and news automation. * Must be a team player. * Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors. * Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours. * Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. OUR TEAM: We have hikers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, kayakers, runners, skiers, gamers, hunters, fishing enthusiasts, beekeepers, travelers, boaters, community leaders and every other mixture of diverse backgrounds, passions, and life experiences. We are a 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. WHERE YOU'LL LIVE, WORK AND PLAY: Billings, MT, where outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the big small-town charm and quick access to national parks. Skiing is right outside your door as well as an expansive 47 miles of walking and biking trails that surround the largest city in Montana. There is no better place to hit the trails than in Montana's Trailhead. Billings offers hundreds of acres of city parks. Ride or walk along the legendary Yellowstone River, take in the forever views from Swords Park, or head west to a wilder landscape near Zimmerman Trail. The Magic City lives up to its name with culture and arts including plentiful shopping, theater, restaurants, and famous local brew pubs. The vibrant economy fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and a medical hub that boasts a regional health care center and is home to two universities. Positioned as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming, excursions including the beautiful Big Horn Mountains and more without the big city hassles are abundant. It is no wonder Billings has been voted #24 of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America, but don't worry it is the humble, independent and caring people that truly make Billings the Magic City to live, work, and play. HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE: Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by Dec. 1, 2021 or your start date, whichever is later, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing. This requirement excludes positions located in Montana. SCRIPPS' COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: 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 scripps.com. ABOUT SCRIPPS: 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.

Keywords: The E.W. Scripps Company, Billings , Director II, Executive , Billings, Montana

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