Broadcast Director in Memphis, TN at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

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Job Summary

WHBQ-TV, a Cox Media Group owned station, has an opening for a Full-time, experienced and dynamic Broadcast Director. The Broadcast Director/Technical Director is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, including the Producer, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering. A Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Directing broadcast newscasts.
  • Punch/Switch the show via the Studio Production Switcher
  • Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
  • Be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
  • Must be able to call and punch a newscast.
  • Must be able to assist in other Production areas as well, such as: operating studio cameras, Chyron, and studio audio equipment



What we look for

  • MOS and basic computer network understanding.
  • Understanding of newsroom systems INEWS, BitCentral, Chyron, etc.
  • Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
  • The position requires shift flexibility. Shift may include early mornings and weekend duties.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred



  • Must also have experience with production switchers, video servers, audio, and studio equipment


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