Position Description

Director
Location JTV Knoxville - Parkside
Job Code 146
# of openings 1
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Position Summary:

In the TV Production Department as a Live Show Director you will have the unique opportunity of being a part of a live, 24/7, studio environment. You will gain insight to the Live Show and gain a better understanding of how each area plays a part in the overall vision of the programming. This is a role that requires a leader, with good communication skills and a keen ability to think strategically and react quickly in an ever changing environment. You must have solid technical skills and excellent dependability, as well as a willingness to adapt to the needs of the show.  Directors must lead by example, manage and maintain harmony among the staff while ensuring the continued development of the team.  It is imperative that a Director be capable of effectively developing their team through performance management processes, while also managing any employee relations issues or concerns that may arise.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute live show content as determined by the producing team during pre-pro utilizing the Grass Valley Kayak Switcher

  • Give direction to the live show team in all technical aspects of the show

  • Complete pre-production tasks for assigned show blocks

  • Follow up with crew and talent after show block to solicit and provide feedback

  • Conduct self reviews and production reviews with key members of staff

  • Determine blocking for cameras on set prior to show working in conjunction with the lighting and backgrounds

  • Serves as a Supervisor in the Production Department with the authority to address concerns such performance or attendance

  • Take call offs and deal with getting shifts covered

  • Train new employees as well as mentoring experienced employees

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Keys to Success

Jewelry Television’s blend of Retail, Television and ECommerce create a unique and engaging working environment. Our employees enjoy health and retirement plans and a competitive benefit program with merchandise discounts and more. We encourage growth and development in our department and across the company. Most importantly, we like to have fun.

Must Haves/Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Television or Mass Communications or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Strong organization skills

  • Detail oriented

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to lead and develop team members

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to partner and work effectively with colleagues

  • Live television directing experience

  • Strong technical knowledge of production switchers including the ability to recall, use and create EMEMS, effects and macros

  • Excellent understanding of all job assignments within the TV Production reporting structure

  • Lifting, pulling or pushing items over 25 lbs.

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time

  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel & Outlook.

  • Problem solving skills.

  • Managing personnel, equipment and deadline specific schedules

     

Nice to have (but not required):

  • 2-5 years of live television directing experience

  • Experience with the Grass Valley Kayak switcher

  • Experience with Ikegami camera operation

  • Experience with Harris Nexio file systems

  • Experience with Inscriber on air graphics programs

  • Experience with live music performances

Why Jewelry Television:

Jewelry Television’s blend of Retail, Television and ECommerce create a unique and engaging working environment. Our employees enjoy health and retirement plans and a competitive benefit program with merchandise discounts and more. We encourage growth and development in our department and across the company. Most importantly, we like to have fun.

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