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TV: News Production Director/Master Control Operator, F/T

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Friday, 17th November 2023
Wednesday, 17th January 2024
Location: Spokane, Washington

Job Description:

News Production Director/Master Control Operator

About this opportunity:

Do you have the uncanny ability to remain calm under pressure while focusing on multiple tasks at the same time?  Do you come to work with a “Bring it on” mindset?    If so, we have a great opportunity to join our News Production/Master Control department in a well-established, well-respected company, KXLY TV, the ABC affiliate in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene market!  Being a News Production Director/Master Control Operator means you will be a part of a team that works together to put local daily newscasts and entertainment programming on the air!  Nothing gets on the air without the individuals in this department!  This vital behind-the-scenes position plays a key role as we strive to tell the stories that connect our audience to our communities. 


Why Work for KXLY TV?

Because we care about you and your life outside of work just as much as we value the work you do each day as a News Production Director/Master Control Operator. We’re here to help you grow in your career and will train the right person to learn the ins and outs of running the on-air programming of our TV station, directing our newscasts, running cameras, and master control duties as well. Come join us in the beautiful northwest, where you can enjoy a thriving city surrounded by beautiful scenery, lakes and mountains, without the hour-long commute to work.  We are a family owned, people first business and our community is at the core of what we do and who we represent. 


What you’ll do:

Each day in the life of a News Production Director/Master Control Operator is sure to be different as you are relied upon to troubleshoot, problem solve, and collaborate with other departments to achieve the common goal of executing daily newscasts seamlessly!  We will count on you to maintain quality and discipline during show productions, so your attention to detail is key.  If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity to get into a TV station and gain valuable experience, then come work for KXLY TV.


What you’ll bring:

We're looking for a full-time creative and engaged individual with a passion for broadcasting to be a part of our News Production Director/Master Control team. You'll train and work closely with our experienced staff and have a unique opportunity to do it all…production, master control, newscast directing, and graphics (which is why working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is important).   If you have experience in television production, that’s a plus, but we are willing to train the right person who has savvy computer skills, effective communication skills and can be calm and diplomatic under stressful situations with shifting priorities.

Preferred Skills:

What you’ll get in return:

You’ll get a supportive work environment with co-workers and managers who value your work, your time and your perspective. You’ll get the training and support you need to do your job well. You’ll get to work with team members from every department who are passionate about what they do and why they do it.

Pay range: $16.75/hour - $20.00/hour

Benefits: We offer employees and their families medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, and Employee Assistance Program benefits. Employees are also offered long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, 401(k), health savings account, employee referral program, and paid time off including 80 hours of vacation following 1 year of service, 1 hour of sick time for every 40 hours worked, 2 personal days and 9 paid holidays.


What’s next?

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