Broadcast Director

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

Job Description

KPNX, the TEGNA station in Phoenix, AZ, has an opening for a Broadcast Director. The successful candidate will direct live newscasts, taped webcasts, cut-ins, local programs and commercial projects as required; determines camera angles, lighting, and set arrangement, performs in Robotics, Master Control, Audio, Ingest. Effective interaction with a control room team from multiple departments is critical to success. Strong leadership and organizational skills are a must. Must be willing to cross-train in other positions in studio, such as Steadicam operation, camera operation and master control operation.


  • 3 years experience in various aspects of television production preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 years experience directing.
  • Excellent communication skills required, with an emphasis on working as a team with producers. 
  • Knowledge of Phoenix, AZ is helpful. 

We put a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, accountability, problem-solving, a strong work ethic and winning. Must be willing to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be willing to cross-train in other positions in studio, such as Steadicam operation, camera operation and master control operation.

Job Requirements


  • Must have strong working knowledge of studio and location equipment including, but not limited to, studio lighting equipment, teleprompter, robotic studio cameras, switcher, remote cameras.
  • Knowledge of Sony ELC control room automation is a big plus or similar control room automation.
  • Experience with ENPS and BitCentral server system also a plus.  


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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About Us

12 News (KPNX-TV) is the NBC affiliate in Phoenix and is owned by TEGNA, a national media company where you want to work. We know, because we work here. Reaching more than 2.2 million people each week, we lead the Valley and the state in coverage of the news, issues and events that are important to you and your family. TEGNA Media your typical media company. It’s a fast-paced culture offering extensive growth opportunities that plays to your strengths and fosters your talent.

It’s where reporters, producers, salespeople, storytellers, marketing gurus, digital experts and number crunchers all feel at home, and where the Valley’s most creative personalities feel inspired. Frankly? We know we’re successful because of our people, and we know the importance of keeping them happy. That being said, let’s talk perks.