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Per Diem Director
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November 5, 2013

Title: Per Diem Director
Level: Union DGA/Non-Exempt
Dept: BO&E
Date: October 2013

Purpose of position:

Direct and execute the production of live newscasts as well as live and taped productions utilizing Sony's ELC automation system for WBBM-TV.

Primary accountabilities:

• Candidate must consistently collaborate with show producers and technicians to execute technically clean broadcasts.

• Director will provide leadership in the planning and execution of all productions.

• Supervise production to foster positive work environment.

• Analyze and evaluate situations in order to avoid potential problems.

• Ensure that all production deadlines are consistently met.

• Ability to bring a fresh, creative focus to all facets of the production process.

• Coordinate a variety of technical, editorial, and design elements to enhance broadcasts.

• Other duties as assigned.

Core competencies:

• Proven leadership skills.

• Strong production background.

• Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to thrive under deadline pressure and breaking news situations.

• Attention to detail and time management.

• Meticulous organizational and multitasking skills.

Minimum education and experience requirements:

• College degree or equivalent.

• Minimum 5 years of successful directing experience in a top 20 market.

• Knowledge and experience with Sony's ELC automation system.

Contact name: John Vitello
Supv Title: Manager, Broadcast Operations

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