16 days old

WPXI-TV Pittsburgh has an immediate opening for an Ignite Director. The successful candidate’s primary duties will be directing fast paced live newscasts driven by breaking news.
We are looking for someone that can bring a fresh, positive focus to our productions.

• Directing talk shows, sports specials and public affairs programs using the Grass Valley Ignite automation system.
• Position will require leadership, sound judgment under pressure, a strong technical background and the ability to adhere to our news ‘look’.
• Must have the ability to interact with our experienced staff to present consistent, winning news broadcasts.


• A strong and creative knowledge of state-of-the-art newscast elements is mandatory.
• BA in a related field is preferred.
• You must have the ability to organize and incorporate a wide mix of broadcast components (satellite feeds, interviews, breaking news, server playback, advanced graphics systems, etc.) into each program.
• Prior directing experience with Ignite or similar newscast automation systems and the Avid iNEWS system in a medium or major market is preferred.
• Strong computer knowledge combined with the energy and initiative to manage a fast-paced work environment.
• News is a 24/7 business so be prepared to work early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays;

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.  Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-PA-Pittsburgh-4145 Evergreen Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

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