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Newscast Director – KETV, Omaha

Position/Title:  Newscast Director

Details:  KETV Hearst Television, Omaha’s ABC Affiliate and news leader has an opening for an experienced Full-time Newscast Director.  The full-time Newscast Director is responsible for communicating and executing all technical aspects of live production with all technical staff, including the Producer, Technical Director, Audio Operator, Studio, and Engineering. Positive pro-active attitude and schedule flexibility are necessary for this position. With a unique format, a dedication to hard news and the resources of Hearst Television, this is a rare opportunity to join one of the best.

Job Responsibilities:

•             Directing/Technical Directing broadcast newscasts.

•             Provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew.

•             Be responsible for clean technical execution and the overall look of the newscast.

•             Must be able to call and punch a newscast.

•             May also run Teleprompter system

Required Skills:

•             MOS and basic computer network understanding.

•             Understanding of newsroom systems ENPS and video playback systems.

•             Candidate must be an excellent communicator able to work efficiently and effectively with a variety of personalities in high pressure situations.

•             Candidate must be a problem solver and quick thinker, using technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.

•             The position requires shift flexibility. Shift will include various day parts, holidays and weekend duties.

•             Video editing with Adobe Premiere is required.

•             Newscast Director will also be required to post to website as well.


•             Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field preferred or equivalent broadcast work experience preferred.  Previous military experience in a similar field will be considered.

•             2 years directing and technical directing fast-paced newscasts

•             Spanish/English bilingual a plus, but not required


•             2+ to 5 Years preferred 

•             Candidates should have a helpful, positive, “can do” attitude.

•             Experience with production switchers, video servers, editing systems and audio and studio equipment preferred.

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Date Posted:  6/7/2021

Closing Date:  7/7/2021

City:  Omaha – 68108

State:  Nebraska

Contact:  Please visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply. EOE           


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