Ignite Automation Director in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/21/2021

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Job Summary


KIRO-TV is looking for an automation director who will also produce content for KIRO newscasts and all digital platforms. Applicants must be comfortable directing in a fast paced, live television environment and be able to oversee all technical aspects of a live broadcast, across all broadcast platforms. The applicant must be able to adapt quickly to changes and communicate clearly with staff and news management. The individual also must be willing and able to learn how to contribute content to KIRO digital platforms.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


  • Direct live news broadcasts through the use of Grass Valley’s Ignite Automation System
  • Maintain the upkeep of production studio
  • Oversee and direct content for all KIRO digital platform
  • Transfer elements into Airspeed servers for playback
  • Recognize and be able to troubleshoot problems with Ignite Automation:
    • Grass Valley K-Frame Switcher
    • Vinten Robotics
    • Avid iNEWS
    • Chyron Hego Graphics
    • Studio Mics and Lighting
  • Maintain a positive, cooperative and professional attitude at all times



What we look for


  • Minimum of 2-year television news experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the Grass Valley Ignite automation system or similar system preferred
  • Knowledge of Avid iNews and automation integration preferred
  • Live directing and/or switching experience and knowledge of switcher concepts


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