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Newscast Director Job Description

A newscast director also known as a news technical director is someone whose job is to direct and oversee the technical aspects of a newscast. Their job involves collaborating with news producers and other members of the news crew to plan and execute newscasts, directing camera and video staff on the set up and execution of video transitions and special effects, and troubleshooting technical problems before and during newscasts.

A newscast director should be well organized, flexible, creative, quick-thinking, observant and decisive, and have technical skills to operate news production equipment. They should have the ability to analyze and interpret information and perform under demanding conditions. They should also be able to communicate effectively and work well in team.

What does a Newscast Director do?

Newscast directors may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Newscast directors may work irregular hours that include early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. They work in the production control rooms of radio/television studios and on mobile production trucks, during outside broadcasts on locations.

What is Required to Become a Newscast Director?

To become a newscast director, you will need a degree in broadcasting, communication or a related discipline. Employers will prefer to hire candidates with experience of live and recorded studio directing and vision mixing.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Newscast directors need to have:


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