Technical Director

Job Description

Technical Director

General Job Description:
ABC 57 News is looking for a Technical Director to direct a fast-paced cutting edge newscast utilizing the Grass Valley Ignite automation system. Director is responsible for the entire automated control room system: cameras, audio, graphics & Ignite.

Direct newscasts on Grass Valley Ignite automation system.
Directing involves being simultaneously responsible for switcher, studio, audio, camera, & graphics systems all while providing the newscast with good direction through communication & switching.
Code newscasts using iNews and offer solutions & alternatives to producers when necessary.
Create graphics for news using Adobe CC among other tools.
Manage studio including set materials & lighting.
Responsible for oversight of live broadcast, including ticker & other alert systems.
Work with Producers, Anchors, and Reporters to improve presentation & flow of the newscast.
Perform other related duties as assigned, such as prompter operation, editing, & videography.
The opportunity to produce promotional & other creative elements is also potentially possible.
Other duties, as assigned.

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 job, if not currently employed by Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Required Skills

Ability to handle non-scripted breaking news environment is a must.
Ability to climb ladders to replace set lights is necessary.
Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes.
Must be able to communicate effectively and work independently.

Education Required

Previous experience with broadcast technology is a plus but not necessary.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Package
Long Term Disability Insurance
HSA Plans
401k with Company Match
Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter at

WBND - abc 57

South Bend

Employment Type:

Job Type:
On-Air, Production,

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