Newscast Director in Orlando, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/22/2020

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Job Description



Cox Media Group – WFTV/WRDQ TV is looking for a highly motivated Newscast Director to join the Eyewitness News team. This full-time position requires a detail oriented individual with excellent communication skills, someone with a strong technical television news/production background who functions well under the pressures of a live news environment.  This individual must be willing to work flexible hours including mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.


  • Work closely with producers and other station staff to prepare and direct or assist with directing all live and pre-recorded shows. Shows include, but are not limited to daily newscasts, breaking news cut-ins, sports specials, election coverage, OTT and community service programs using GV Ignite automated control room system.
  • Manage assigned tasks in a dynamic newsroom environment while demonstrating the ability to multi-task as well as the ability to handle change in a timely manner.
  • Assist in building TME’s for GV Ignite automated control room system.
  • Assist in posting daily video content to the station’s website.
  • Assist with studio setups including but not limited to lighting.
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by your manager.



Job Requirements


  • Education: College Degree Preferred.
  • Experience: 1-3 years of experience directing in a medium to large television market using an automated control room (GV Ignite, Sony ELC or Ross overdrive).
  • Knowledge of GV’s Ignite automation system, Chyron, Vinten robotic cameras, and Avid iNews software is a plus.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods.


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