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Broadcast TD/Director at KING 5

Broadcast TD/Director

KING 5 Seattle, WA Full-Time
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KING 5, the TEGNA NBC affiliate in Seattle, WA is looking for a Broadcast TD/Director. The person filling this role will be tasked with the technical directing and switching of our live broadcasts using Sony ELC Production Automation. KING 5 produces over 11.5 hours of local content per day. We are seeking an individual who collaborates well with producers and other staff and executes the  product in the ever-changing world of live local news and local programming. This position is responsible for coding ELC and directing/operation of studio and control room equipment to produce our locally produced content. The director works closely with a team of production professionals and news producers to place the most compelling and clean products on the air. The ideal candidate will be required to provide technical direction of live and pre-produced shows and segments as well as assist with occasional remote productions and approaches content with innovative, forward-thinking production ideas to engage a constantly changing viewer base. ​


  • Ability to adapt and quickly change production on the fly for breaking news and unexpected special events.
  • Knowledge and experience with operation and understanding of studio cameras, production switchers, video routers and audio consoles and automation, intercom and graphics systems
  • Efficiency with ELC Automation, Vertigo graphic playout, Bitcentral video playout, and ENPS 
  • Work closely with the Content Operations/Production Manager to facilitate any changes and updates to our systems as they work hand-in-hand with News Automation workflows.​


  • Oversee and execute the technical production of assigned local product across multiple platforms.
  • Ability to work with a team of people to achieve technically clean programs.
  • Have high attention to detail and quick problem-solving skills to avoid issues before they hit the air.
  • Must be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule is a must.  May require mornings, nights, weekends and holidays (Schedule is TBD).
  • Must be flexible with scheduling, including but not limited to, breaking news and illness.
  • College degree
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • ​Ability to lift and operate handheld/jib and studio cameras weighing 26+lbs.​



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Seattle, WA

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