Director Technical Director

Full Time
Chicago, IL 60661
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description
Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the DECADES Network, the H&I - Heroes & Icons Network and the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel produces the original network TV programs Toon In With Me, Svengoolie, Collector’s Call and Through the Decades. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations serving New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Portland, South Bend, Evansville and Rockford. Weigel is the creator of the nationally syndicated music format MeTV FM. For more information on Weigel, visit: https://www.weigelbroadcasting.com/.


Director/Technical Director

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting Co. In Chicago seeks Director/Technical Director to join our technical crew for production.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Work with writers and producers in pitch sessions to help craft the narrative story from a production side

Work with talent and producers in rehearsals to develop a creative visual for story lines in production

Setup control room (graphics, video, and routing) to push for a live switch of an episodic production

Build e-mem setups to help with routing for video and graphic playback

Bring visual creativity to an episodic story to help with pacing, comedic timing and visual story telling to drive a piece.

Prep scripts for control room and floor crew.

Direct and switch live to tape episodes with minimal needed editing

Lead production team

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for the job, if not currently employed by Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Bachelor’s degree in TV or Film style Production or related field

Experience with a production control room including, Xpression, Grass Valley Playout. Grass Valley Switchers, Yahama Audio Consoles, Grass Valley Cameras, telemetric robotic cameras, and iNews beneficial

Experience with full scenic live production lighting and instruments including ETC, Desisti, Chauvet is beneficial

Familiarity with non-automated control room switching is required

Candidate must exhibit the ability learn all components of the control room to ensure quality standards; exhibit the ability to troubleshoot issues; adapt quickly to change; and make good judgments in tense situations.

The ideal candidate must be a proactive communicator, contributor and team player.

Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure and in situations requiring last minute decisions on a daily basis.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience directing live news is a must.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plan

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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