Newscast Director

Date Posted: 10/5/2019

Job Description

KARE-11 is looking for a director with a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience. Duties include preparing, coding and directing newscasts with SONY ELC automation software. Must have strong computer skills and a familiarity with AP- ENPS news software.


  • Coordinate and direct technical aspects of newscasts and other productions.  Includes switching video/audio sources and taking responsibility for on air product including camera shots and graphics.
  • Attend necessary planning meetings and work directly with various producers to lay out show formats and studio recordings.  This includes cameras, graphics, props, talent positioning and best use of available set elements.
  • Flawless operation of SONY ELC automation system (coding) while "calling" the show via intercom for production staff to follow.

Job Requirements


  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate information verbally via studio intercom system. Basic understanding of TV Broadcast terminology.
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Strong organization/coordinating skills
  • Full operation of ENPS newsroom system
  • Full operation of news content playout server (Precis)
  • Ability to design and build basic news graphics with Axis graphics software
  • Effective knowledge and use of all studio facilities including sets, cameras and electronic effects technology.
  • Understand capabilities and limitations of all studio and production facilities
  • Ability to be flexible and innovative is essential
  • Positive attitude, encouraging others and supporting station goals and decisions
  • Embrace change and new technology
  • Ability to function under intense pressure and time constraints for breaking news
  • Identify problems quickly and offer solutions

*Position includes benefits and is full time 40 hours/week.  Ability to work varying shifts is required.


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

KARE is more than a TV station; KARE is a news and information center reaching more than 85% of the Twin Cities each week through broadcast, social media, online, mobile apps and events.

All of us are here for something greater than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of our communities. Day in and day out, you will find people dedicated to improving our communities with passion in advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism. And this excellence transcends our on-air coverage.