COMPANY 

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as Business solutions (AES), radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network.

Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features free to the public are MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™.  Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally.

SUMMARY

The Studio Director will direct live and taped programs and program elements using Ross Overdrive and the Vision production switcher. The Studio Director is responsible for successfully implementing the rundown for each individual segment and work with a team of on-air broadcasters, producers, studio crew and video editors to develop and initiate AccuWeather programs across all platforms. 


RESPONSIBILITIES
 

  • The Studio Director assumes the lead role during the preparation and operation of the AccuWeather television studios and production control rooms during recorded and live productions.
  • Responsible for the creation of high-quality video content for broadcast and online platforms
  • Manages and directs the television crew during the studio production 
  • Direct studio programs and content using Ross Overdrive automation systems and associated devices during taped and live studio productions.
  • Ensures all positions are manned and all equipment and facilities are checked out and ready before the recording session or live broadcast begins. 
  • Assist other staff in real-time production of studio programs, including use of graphics, teleprompter and both remote and pre-recorded content sources. 
  • Develop studio presentation of programs and events, including use of lighting, audio, camera placement and blocking and set development (both physical and virtual sets,) floor management and storyboarding. 
  • When assigned, respond quickly to breaking news and weather situations, contributing to the team's coverage of the event, with or without a producer. 
  • Recognizes that AccuWeather is a 24/7/365 video operation and has the ability to work different shifts at any time, including weekends and holidays. 
  • Mentor other department employees to enable their abilities to direct live television segments 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Four year degree or equivalent training in television production. 
  • The ideal candidate should have a strong working knowledge with the following or an equivalent product: Ross Overdrive, Ross Video Multi-ME Production Switcher, Nexio Server Platform, Ross XPression, Wheatstone Audio, Adobe Premiere Pro Editing, Autoscript Teleprompting, Baron Weather Graphics, Hitachi and Sony Studio Cameras and Clear-Com Eclipse Intercom System.
  • Demonstrated experience in a live news production environment at a television station or broadcast network 
  • Skills in collaborating with both technical and creative personnel. Long- and short-form production experience, including Studio and Electronic Field Production
  • Must have strong attention to detail, be a proactive team player, and work quickly, accurately, and independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed, while also able to work collaboratively within a diverse team environment.
  • Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required 
  • Maintain familiarity with broadcast technical specifications and the range of equipment implemented during productions 
  • Attention, follow-through, dependability and good judgment are critical for success in this role

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here.

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to human.resources@accuweather.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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