Newscast Director
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 7/18/2020

Job Description


This is your chance to be part of an amazing team and to support a Washington, D.C.-based national newscast. We are seeking a dedicated Director for our newscast.  Experience directing live news, editing, graphics and television operations essential. Our goal is to offer audiences on multiple platforms something different. The kind of coverage they care about, the kind that impacts their lives – but that they cannot find anywhere else.



Essential Duties and Requirements include the following:       



  • Direct and TD any assigned live newscasts and productions for Morning shows

  • Create graphics daily using technical tools

  • Train production crew in cameras, audio, graphics, etc.

  • Supervise production crew on a daily basis

  • Manage production crew schedules

  • Maintain production studio and control room

  • Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution



Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in a commercial news operation

  • Working knowledge of production standards and equipment

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to learn to execute news strategies and goals

  • Flexibility and on-the-spot problem solving abilities are a must

  • Must be able to lift & position 40 pound lighting instruments



Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Arlington, VA
  • Job Type: Management
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 7/18/2020

About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…