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Technical Director - Spectrum News Austin

Date posted 02/26/2018 Requisition Number: 209139BR Location: United States - Texas - Austin Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Engineering/Technical Operations, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time
Spectrum News Austin is available on channels 8 and 200 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in the Austin, Texas region. Spectrum News Austin serves Central Texas and provides 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.

The 24-hour news channel shares content with its sister channels in the Spectrum News Networks family: Spectrum News channels in Albany, Hudson Valley, Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester and New York City, New York; in San Antonio, Texas; in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina; and in Tampa and Orlando, Florida. The channel first launched September 13, 1999.

The purpose of this position is to execute production of News programming utilizing various types of production equipment during live and recorded segments. Management reserves the right to add, change or revise this job description at any time.

  • Direct and/or technical direct live and taped segments with direction from producer.
  • Operate and maintain working knowledge of production equipment such as video switcher, character generator, remote controlled cameras, audio board, still store, DVC videotape machines, computers, and various automation systems.
  • Prioritize workload based on communication from producer or executive producer.
  • Review final on-air product to assure high quality, notify producers of any potential editorial problems.
  • Develop and document control room procedures.
  • Communicate issues in a daily written report.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems.
  • Lead production team assigned for live or digitized newscast production.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications or other related field is preferred or equivalent education/training/directing experience is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year Technical Directing experience.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detailed oriented and maintain high levels of quality control for taped elements during production.
  • Must have the abilities to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Must work well under pressure.
Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

The Spectrum brand is powered and innovated by Charter Communications.  Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants.  Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, current unemployment status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

Charter Communications will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable laws, including local ordinances.

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