Studio Technician / Director

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

Job Description

WUSA9, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC, seeks a talented leader to join our exceptional directing team.  The qualified director is a highly motivated self-learner eager to take on new challenges and add their expertise to productions.​


• Direct live newscasts, recorded productions, live streams, cut-ins, and commercial projects

• Determine camera angles, lighting, and set arrangement

• Ensure effective interaction between the control room and multiple departments across the organization

• Other assigned duties to include: Camera Robotics, Audio, Live shot acquisition, and Media Ingest​

Job Requirements


Qualified candidates will have proficient skills with the following equipment and systems:

• Control Room automation such as Sony ELC, Ross Overdrive, Grass Valley Ignite;

• Video Switcher

• Audio mixer

• Studio lighting

• Teleprompter

• Robotic studio cameras

• Knowledge of Miranda Vertigo a plus

• Non-Linear editing skills a plus

• Experience with ENPS and Bit Central server systems also a plus.

Requirements of the position include:

• Proactive self-learning

• Effective leadership and communication during a crisis

• Five (5) years’ experience in various aspects of television production preferred

• A minimum of three (3) years experience directing

• Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on working as a team with producers

• Strong leadership and organizational skills

• Personal integrity, accountability, problem solving, strong work ethic

• Ability to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays

• Ability to stand for extended periods

• Ability to lift 50 lbs.

• Comfortable working on ladders and lifts



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WUSA, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WUSA is the place to be.