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Technical Director

Department: WBND News
Location: South Bend, IN

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Technical Director

General Job Description:

ABC 57 News is looking for a Technical Director to direct a fast-paced cutting edge newscast utilizing the Grass Valley Ignite automation system.  Director is responsible for the entire automated control room system: cameras, audio, graphics & Ignite.

Direct newscasts on Grass Valley Ignite automation system.

Directing involves being simultaneously responsible for switcher, studio, audio, camera, & graphics systems all while providing the newscast with good direction through communication & switching.

Code newscasts using iNews and offer solutions & alternatives to producers when necessary.

Create graphics for news using Adobe CC among other tools.

Manage studio including set materials & lighting.

Responsible for oversight of live broadcast, including ticker & other alert systems.

Work with Producers, Anchors, and Reporters to improve presentation & flow of the newscast.

Perform other related duties as assigned, such as prompter operation, editing, & videography.

The opportunity to produce promotional & other creative elements is also potentially possible.

Other duties, as assigned.


Previous experience with broadcast technology is a plus but not necessary.

Ability to handle non-scripted breaking news environment is a must.

Ability to climb ladders to replace set lights is necessary.

Must be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changes.

Must be able to communicate effectively and work independently.

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Open air office environment

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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