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Technical Director

Hearst Television Inc

Jackson, MS
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Technical Director

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Location: Jackson, MS US
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WAPT has an opening for an experienced Technical Director for our station’s live fast-paced newscasts. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of broadcast operations and production activities. The Technical Director will work together with directors and producers in planning newscasts and overseeing the crew on Newscast pre-production activities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for the visual direction of newscasts.
  • Candidate must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Successful candidate will provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.
  • Employee will be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
  • Ability to call and punch a newscast is beneficial. 

Required Skills

  • Must be willing to work schedules which can include early mornings hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Experience with a Sony MVS 8000, Production Switcher is preferred.
  • Experience with ENPS, VIZ RT graphics and Bitcentral video playback will be helpful.


  • College Degree in Broadcast Communications or related field preferred or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • Preferred candidate will have  2+ years of experience working live newscast production for broadcast television station or cable news operation. 

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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