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Weekend Nightside Director

WJLA-TV | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 5/22/2023

7News is looking for a dynamic Newscast Director to join its production team. A team-oriented attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Direct assigned newscasts or productions
  • Create graphics daily using Xpression
  • Train production crew in cameras, audio, graphics, etc.
  • Supervise production crew on a daily basis
  • Maintain production studio and control room
  • Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution

Requirements and Qualifications:        

  • Experience Directing newscasts in a non-automated, traditional control room setting
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment and timely decision-making in a dynamic and fluid live news production environment
  • Ability to work precisely under deadlines and pressure
  • Knowledge of production standards and equipment
  • Full working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • 5+ years professional experience in LIVE production and directing. 
  • Possess a strong fundamental understanding of news video and audio production equipment technologies.
  • Ability to clearly give direction to crew while under pressure
  • Typing and good spelling skills necessary
  • Ability to read and write, college degree preferred

Must be able to lift & position 40 pound set pieces and lighting instruments

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk!

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