Newscast Director-WTMJ

Website The E.W. Scripps Company

Primary Purpose

The Ops Engineer/Director works in all areas of television production and is responsible for directing fast paced, complex newscasts and other local programming from the automated control room with a minimal amount of errors as well as assisting in completion of pre-production for newscasts.


  • Assigned to daily newscasts as a director or assistant director
  • Perform video receive and master control duties:  monitor and adjust on air material within the automation system.
  • Set up and operate satellite and ENG receive equipment for recording programs, commercials, or other feeds, capturing incoming feeds and other media.
  • Set up and operate Sony ELC system for News and other local material as instructed.
  • Operate camera controls and maintain proper video levels.
  • Mix on air audio for News and other local material.
  • Set up and operate IFB systems.
  • Perform necessary troubleshooting to all equipment including but not limited to News Ticker, Crispin Automation, ELC, vizRT, lighting board and audio equipment.
  • Perform other duties as directed by manager.


  • High school diploma or equivalency.  Some college preferred.
  • Minimum two years experience in broadcast television environment.  Working knowledge of studio cameras, teleprompters and lighting.  ENG/SNG/DSNG experience preferred but not required.


  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and character generators.
  • Working knowledge of Master Control, video servers, scopes and switcher operation in a broadcast television station.
  • Strong computer and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain composure and accuracy under deadline.
  • Must be organized and detailed oriented.

Work Environment

  • Able to work weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Additional Requirements

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds


Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by your start date, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing or any other exemptions available under applicable law. This requirement currently excludes positions located in Florida, Montana, and Tennessee due to state law; however we are monitoring developments related to OSHA requirements which may supersede state law in the future.

At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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