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Ignite Director

location Albuquerque, New Mexico
time Full Time
Job Start Date: ASAP!
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The Ignite Director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of professionalism, effective interpersonal relation skills, ability to organize and prioritize workload and function well in pressure situations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Direct newscasts, breaking news and other programs using Grass Valley Ignite system. Other programs could include live audiences.
  • Must possess strong people skills and production values
  • Newscast directing experience required
  • Prior experience using the Grass Valley Ignite system or qualified training required. Director will need to build Ignite commands and effects for newscast and other programs
  • ENPS newsroom system preferred
  • Operational knowledge of Chyron and Ross CamBot Robotic Camera Systems is a plus 

Requirements & Skills:

  • High school diploma
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment
  • Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:High stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time. Position will require day-to-day multi-tasking, as well as managing multiple projects simultaneously with frequent change in direction and priority. Must be willing and able to work any and all shifts as necessary, including overnights/early morning, days, nights, weekends, and holidays.      Must be able to sit for long periods of time, conduct phone conversations, use email, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.



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