Newscast Show Director (Univision)

Job Title:

Show Director



Reports to:

Director of Operations


San Jose, CA.



Job Number:

KDTV 18-08

Newscast Show Director

Position Summary: Univision Bay Area is seeking a dynamic Director/Technical Director for our live newscasts and other station productions.  This individual will be responsible for performing the Director and Technical Director functions with Ross OverDrive automation and/or manual “punch and call.” As the technical leader, the Director will coordinate all aspects of the live daily newscasts alongside the News editorial staff and will develop and implement fine TV aesthetics, the best tools, and practices to showcase the product.

Required Skills & Experience:

•    Must have working knowledge of the following: Video Switchers (Ross Acuity, Synergy or equivalent).

•    Production Automation (Ross OverDrive or equivalent).

•    Non-linear Editing (Avid Newscutter or equivalent), and Newsroom Computer Systems (iNEWS or equivalent).

•    Applicants considered for this position must have the ability to work well in a deadline driven Live TV environment.

•    Must also have the ability to remain flexible and adjust to changing and demanding work conditions.

•    The Director must be very detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•    Applicants must have the ability and flexibility to work a varied work schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.

•    Basic computer knowledge is required.

•    Other duties as deemed necessary could be assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience

•   Fluency in Spanish highly desired but not required.

•   Must be comfortable working in a lead capacity.

Physical Requirements

•    Ability to stand, walk, bend, type, edit, reach and sit for up to (8) hours.

•    Must have the ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs. for extended periods of time.

Eligibility Requirements

•    Must be willing to work from office in San Jose, CA.

•    Employment/education will be verified

•    Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

•    This position is represented by NABET (Nat’l Assn. of Broadcast Employees & Technicians).

 Please apply on our Univision Careers Webpage: