Position Title: Director - Television News (full time)
Location of Position: 550 West Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Michigan
Fireworks! Parades! Fast-paced newscasts! Specials! Breaking News!
Are you a directing wizard with control room automation? Do you crave excitement? Are you eager to spend your evenings with the best news team in Michigan? Then we want you!
WDIV-TV, the only station located in the heart of Downtown Detroit, is looking for a full-time director to join our fantastic team.
Responsibilities: We are looking for a rock star who can take charge of a control room. Bare minimum, we need you to have creative and technical skills to direct newscasts and special programming. An absolute must is a strong knowledge of control room automation and workflow. Bonus points if you know Sony’s ELC. This is not an entry level position. It goes without saying that you must have strong computer skills, be able to perform well under pressure, meet multiple deadlines, and communicate well. Additional responsibilities may include stage managing, editing, catching mistakes, and saving the day. Flexible schedule is expected, it’s TV news after all.
Qualifications: We’d like to find someone with at least 5 years of experience in directing newscasts. A degree in communications or related field desired. Qualified applicants must be motivated, creative and able to meet strict deadlines. This is a DGA position.
Note: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.
WDIV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WDIV will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Any offer of employment is conditioned on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.
Resumes only to: Michael Thomas, Production Manager