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Ignite Director (WTVD-Raleigh/Durham)



Job Overview


WTVD, the Disney/ABC owned station in Raleigh/Durham, is seeking a Grass Valley Ignite Director to join our team. This individual is a critical member of our newsroom and will be responsible for directing live weekend and weekday newscasts while working closely with key staff and management during the live broadcast. The successful candidate will have a high degree of professionalism, and function well under pressure. This is a great opportunity to work in the 24th market.

Job Responsibilities
Direct live newscasts, including breaking news, through the use of Grass Valley's Ignite Automation System
Effectively communicate to key staff and management to ensure a seamless newscast
Responsible for all technical aspects of the live broadcast including, but not limited to, IQT coding, preparing newscast rundown, building events and operating robotic cameras in Ignite
Recognize and be able to troubleshoot problems with Ignite Automation:
Grass Valley K-Frame Switcher
Vinten Robotics

Dalet
Studio Mics and Lighting

Basic Requirements
Experience working with Grass Valley Ignite or other newsroom automation software
Familiar with all aspects of television production
Strong team player who interacts well with other departments
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must have strong work ethic with the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Excellent multi-tasking skills and able to quickly adapt and handle last minute changes
Knowledge of Dalet and automation integration preferred
Live directing and/or switching experience and knowledge of switcher concepts

Preferred Requirements
Experience with Ross Overdrive
Dalet newsroom system experience a plus

Please apply online here

WTVD Television, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.
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