Production Director


Director NCN-000421
Job Profile Summary
Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 197 full power stations (including partner stations) in 115 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices. Learn more at
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Raleigh - 27609
North Carolina

The Production Director is responsible for:  researching, planning, managing and producing news programming. 

  • Plans and develops local news programs: researches and develops ideas and budgets; writes scripts; etc.
  • Produces program(s): conducts interviews; manages talent; may serve as editor, videographer, and/or audio/lighting specialist
  • Post-production: edits videotape; completes related paperwork such as clearances; labels and stores completed show tapes
  • Provides training and direction to the production staff
  • Assist in repair and upkeep of studio and production sets and properties
  • Participate in the design of video graphics, titles, music, and creative look of shows; makes editorial decisions regarding assembly of information, illustrations, and content
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

 Requirements & Skills:

  • BA or BS degree in Communications or Mass Communications with an emphasis on Television Production or related experience

*Related experience will be evaluated by Company management and may be substituted based on one years of experience equals one year of education

  • Minimum of two years of television directing experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of television production techniques and extensive experience with automation is necessary
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to plan work schedules and assign duties; ability to provide or arrange for training
  • Creative decision-making skills
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials
  • Knowledge of professional audio/video and staging techniques, facilities, and equipment
  • Knowledge of audio/video tape storage and archiving procedures
  • Knowledge of professional audio and/or video tape editing and post-production procedures, techniques, and standards
  • Ability to formulate broadcast programming concepts and to plan, develop, and implement live and/or pre-recorded television programs
  • Knowledge of television graphic design methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of television production set design principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of television programming concepts, principles, methodology, and techniques
Additional Information:
Ability to work a flexible schedule is essential.
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