Newscast Director

Location: US-TN-Memphis Job Number 1718177 Brand Cox Media Group Northeast, LLC, d/b/a WHBQ-TV


The primary focus of the Director is to develop a production plan for and direct newscasts and related productions. Produce and direct, promotions, remotes and public service projects.

Responsibilities Principal Responsibilities/Skills:

  • Develops a production plan for then directs newscasts and special productions. Also responsible for the pre-production of certain elements and segments. Including various graphic formats. 
  • Interacts with newscast producer to understand the content, tone, structure and pace of the newscast. 
  • Must be able to work within and set up the scripting and production tools needed to prepare and execute the live newscast. 
  • Leads the production team to creatively and technically execute the newscast. 
  • Coordinates with the News and Creative Services Departments to achieve the graphic elements of the newscast. 
  • Understanding of all production roles in department, with ability to be assigned as needed
  • Responsible for monitoring studio lighting and staging needs. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • Operation of video switcher program, newsroom operating software, editor and other equipment necessary for live News and special projects including commercial and promotional spots. 
  • Experience directing while performing switching responsibilities required.
  • Experience working in an environment producing live daily shows encouraged.
  • Understanding of design and composition 
  • Experience working on computer graphics platform
  • Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to respond to last moment program changes and equipment malfunctions. 
  • Clear communicator with ability to provide logical direction to team
  • Flexibility to work in rapidly changing environment 
  • Must possess a valid State Driver's License (or be able to get one). 

Education Requirements:

A college degree is preferred and/or two to five years WORK experience.

Physical Requirements: 
  • Good manual dexterity in order to operate the numerous small push buttons and rotary switches on the equipment. 
  • Good eyesight and hearing for the composition and evaluation of commercial production and programs. 
  • Good hearing to be able to receive producer commands, program cues and run audio. 
  • Headsets are used in communications. 

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-TN-Memphis-485 S Highland St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Director/Senior Director

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing