Senior Director, CNN Worldwide

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Executive Management

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Req ID: 171554

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The Job

This position requires leadership qualities in the control room, in staff direction and development and in developing the look and feel of a program. The Sr. Director is responsible for directing and switching in a fast paced news and show production environment.

The Daily

* The Sr. Director is responsible for developing and implementing a 'vision' for the program, in concert with the editorial leadership, management and the directors working on the program in other cities. This includes long term show planning as well as determining the forms and content for daily programming.
* Communicates clearly and with authority, representing the views of the producers, when executing a program.
* Coordinates incoming live shots with Feeds/QC and the Assignment Desk.
* Responsible for contributing to a creative and original product that is a reflection of CNNs programming mission.
* Must be able to translate onto the screen the vision for the program.
* Areas of responsibility or approval can include show design and format, set design, lighting, blocking, graphics, show changes, music, sight survey and set-up, live and tape production direction; interacting with all of the experts in these areas.
* Provides technical leadership and management for control room activities and personnel, enforcing CNNs control room policies and procedures.
* Participates in the performance evaluations and provides regular performance feedback to technical and editorial staff.
* Must be a supporter of technology improvements and advancements. Maintains established news standards and practices, corporate policies, procedures, quality and safety guidelines.
* Required to input on the building and design of any new technical facilities.
* Required to handle remote broadcasts as needed.
* Required to submit a written report on daily product to CNN management.
* Direct the technical aspects of live and taped telecasts, programs, and/or presentations.
* Responsible for creative presentation of broadcast.
* Supervise the technical crew assigned to live and taped telecasts, and/or presentations.
* Inform and advise the technical crew of show needs.
* Meet with Editorial staff members prior to the show for the purpose of planning for the show.
* Inform and advise the Editorial staff. Includes daily and long-term planning.
* Supervise, Direct and/or Technical Direct any show preproduction, as needed. Being a conduit between editorial and design teams to refine, adjust and elevate production value in programming.
* Responsible for blocking, rehearsing, interfacing with design team, and ultimately directing high-profile coverage, major show or studio launches and special events.

The Essentials

* Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism, TV production, or related field. In lieu of a degree we would consider experience and on the job accomplishment.
* 5 years of live network directing experience.
* Operational knowledge of all control room positions.
* Significant industry experience as a Technical Director in a live news environment.
* Experience directing complex, high-profile TV productions.

The Perks

* Paid time off every year to volunteer
* Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
* 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
* 2018 Best Company for Dads
* An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
* Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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