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Director at A TEGNA Company - WTHR


A TEGNA Company - WTHR Indianapolis, IN Full-Time
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WTHR’s 13News, Indiana's news leader, is looking for a live newscast / projects Director who can excel in an automated environment and use our technology to create dynamic, energetic, and quickly paced newscasts. The person filling this role will be tasked with using Ross Overdrive automation to create and execute live newscasts and live remote productions while working closely with producers and other members of the News Department. 13News produces more than six hours of live, local content per day, with our Directors serving as the last line of defense to ensure an exceptional product hits the air.  

Additionally, Directors manage crew members and stakeholders from other departments for pre-show production, studio shot planning and blocking, and graphics integration. Directors are required to direct other shows, remote production projects, and special events as scheduled, along with assisting other Directors in coding and executing newscasts and special productions. Directors are expected to handle multiple live shots, breaking news — adjusting to changes while maintaining an energetic pace. 13News is looking for someone to bring new, forward-thinking production ideas to the table to help us adapt to a constantly changing viewer base. The ideal candidate will also support our marketing, digital initiatives, and News Department as necessary.



  • Direct newscasts and additional live productions
  • Lead a crew of Production Assistants and effectively communicate with other departments
  • Assist our News Department in creating story-telling ideas
  • Strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to lift and operate handheld studio camera weighing 15 pounds for 20 minutes at a time


  • Four (4) year college degree or equivalent related experience
  • Two (2) years of experience directing and/or technical directing newscasts in an automated production environment
  • Excellent communication skills



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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Indianapolis, IN

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