KWWL, the NBC affiliate serving the 92nd largest market, is seeking a highly motivated Newscast Director for its award-winning, state of the art, fast-paced production and master control facility.
This position is accountable for coordination and production of newscasts and cut ins within station guidelines in a manner that will attract the largest possible viewership. The position is also accountable for master control operations, including ingesting/timing out local content and monitoring automated playlists for three stations.
We are looking for a multi-tasking candidate that supports our commitment to serving the communities of eastern Iowa.
Qualifications include, but are not limited to:
- High school and/or technical school graduate. College courses or equivalent experience desirable.
- Willingness to learn and grow in a fast paced, team-oriented environment.
- Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new programs quickly and effectively.
- Ability to effectively communicate and make decisions in a fast-paced environment.
- Capable of analyzing and correcting technical problems.
- Experience with video production desirable.
- Familiarity with Ross Switchers, Ross Overdrive Automation, Ross XPression graphics system, Yamaha audio consoles, Harris/Imagine Master Control Automation a plus.
- Knowledge of FCC requirements for broadcast facilities, including transmission and tower light monitoring/logging and EAS notifications a plus.
- Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and Encore a plus.
- Experience with lighting and set design a plus.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb tall ladders, move studio cameras, and set pieces.
- Must have valid state driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
- Vision, speech, and hearing abilities that facilitate a rapid response to changes during a newscast.
- Possess manual dexterity to quickly move between various positions.
- Must be capable of traversing snow-covered terrain to remove snow from satellite dishes.
The Waterloo-Cedar Rapids-Dubuque-Iowa City market is a great place to live with numerous colleges and universities, good quality of life, ample recreation and close proximity to Minneapolis, Chicago and Des Moines.
KWWL is proud to be a Quincy Media station. Learn why our family-owned broadcast group has a reputation as one of the best media companies to work for at QuincyMediaCareers.com.
Send your resume to:
Michael Kjose, Operations Manager
KWWL Television, Inc.
511 E. 5th St. Waterloo, IA 50703
KWWL Television, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.