Posted 4 days ago
Director/APC Operator, NBC & Telemundo Washington, D.C.
NBCUniversal Media, LLC - Washington, DC
Company Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

Job Description

  • Directs live and taped news television broadcasts utilizing the ROSS Overdrive automated production control system & Dalet Newsroom Production System
  • Builds master rundown patterns for all broadcasts, PSA's, Commercials, etc.
  • Works in conjunction with editorial and production personnel to create and execute news casts utilizing an automated production control system
  • Shape overall creative appearance of the broadcast using imaginative video, audio and graphics effects
  • Gives direction and timing to talent and other technicians on broadcasts
  • Perform director and director assist duties as required
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Minimum 3 years of experience of live news television directing and/or technical directing
  • Minimum 3 years working with and knowledge of television production equipment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with computer applications working and monitoring multiple screens and software applications simultaneously in a broadcast environment
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with newsroom computer systems
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of technical directing, audio mixing, robotics operation, commercial integration, live/remote segment cut-ins, breaking news cut-ins, video file playback and graphics insertion
  • Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be willing to join the Director's Guild.
  • Ability to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays

Desired Characteristics:
  • Minimum 1 year experience with Automated Production Control systems (Ross Overdrive preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years' experience directing and/or Automation system operation
  • Associates or BA degree in Telecommunications or related field
  • Positive work ethic, attitude, high degree of integrity and professionalism
  • Up to date on and interested in current news events
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to perform under pressure in breaking news and deadline driven situations
  • Familiarity with Ross Cambotics, Dalet, XPression , CalRec Audio console, desirable
  • Spanish language skills a plus

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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