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Production Director

Job ID 1716460 Date posted 10/19/2017 Location Dedham, Massachusetts Apply

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:


Fox25 directors execute clean and fast paced newscasts on air each day.  Directors are the final gatekeeper and provide quality control for all aspects of the production.  Using all of the tools available in our facility Fox25 directors bring our viewers engaging and compelling newscasts throughout the day.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


Block rundowns and code scripts.


Lead production crew and assign tasks as needed.


Consult with Producer on production needs including implementation of graphics produced by Design Department.


Operate control room automation system during broadcast and ensure that changes in format make it on air cleanly.


Work with Engineering Department to troubleshoot and solve technical issues.


Have complete working knowledge of Sony ELC automation system in order to execute clean, well-paced live broadcasts.


Stay up to date on current graphic templates and “look” standards.


Communicate clearly with production crew so that everyone is on the same page with all aspects of broadcast.


Find creative ways to present our content to viewers using all tools available including set positions, camera blocking, graphics, and StoryTeller.


Take ownership of newscast by paying attention to details like background clutter, graphic needs, camera shading, etc.


      Qualifications

      QUALIFICATIONS:


      ·A minimum of 2 years professional experience directing local TV news is required


      ·Prior experience with control room automation systems is a plus


      ·Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred


      ·Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


      ·Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of production


      ·Must be well read on current affairs and have a wide-range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects



      About Cox Media Group

      Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications; and digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, Mundo Hispanico, Southern Kitchen and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.



      Organization: Cox Media Group

      Primary Location: US-MA-Dedham-25 Fox Dr

      Employee Status: Regular

      Job Level: Individual Contributor

      Shift: Day Job

      Travel: No

      Schedule: Full-time

      Unposting Date: Ongoing
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