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Nexstar Media Group Technician, Director/TD (NE) in Des Moines, Iowa

PURPOSE/REASON FOR THE POSITION:

Direct various live and taped broadcasts and productions, including from remote locations. Create all graphics and shot sheets for newscasts. Technical direct when assigned. Responsible for final product being developed.

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS ESSENTIAL TO THE JOB:

  • Physically and verbally direct live broadcasts

  • Design various graphic elements for broadcasts

  • Adjust to breaking news or changing circumstances

  • Direct/TD special programming and/or projects

  • Work as a liaison between news department and production department

  • Perform other duties such as assistant direct and studio camera operator

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Four-year degree in communication.

  • Three years experience directing in a television or production facility

  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques used in producing and directing live and taped broadcasts

  • Valid drivers license is required.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal Contacts: External Contacts:

News Department Viewers

Promotions Department Clients

Sales Department Traffic Department Engineering Department

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Production personnel that are involved with a broadcast production.

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g. , emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv .

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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