Who We Need & What You’ll Do
The Studio Director will direct live and taped programs and program elements using Ross Overdrive and the Vision production switcher. They are 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.
Who We Are
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, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their activities and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, digital out of home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites.
- 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 have 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.
- Four year degree or equivalent training in television production.
- 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.
More About AccuWeather
AccuWeather's innovation-first promise has led to the development of many award-winning and propriety features that are available free to the public, including AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy ™, the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, among many other revolutionary products for the greater safety, convenience and comfort of our users. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses in the U.S. and globally.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
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.
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