Television (Vision) Director
Middle East Broadcasting Network, Inc. - Springfield, VA

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PRIMARY FUNCTION: Working under a producer's supervision, the director's primary function is to oversee the program and content implementation, and ensuring production team adheres to the vision of the producer. With the approval of the funding studio, s/he will have further authority over the final result than a typical director. S/he will also at times act as the Programs Producer. DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities noted with bullets are considered to be the essential functions of the job).* Responsible for project design, from conceptualization to completion stage* Managed events and keeping the assignment on budget and on schedule* Serves as liaison between the producer and technical crew* Supervise pre-production activities* Prepare studios to achieve producer's program vision, including but not limited to props, scenery, costumes, lighting and other necessary items* Assist in location selections, creating shooting plan, and producing mental layout shot by shot* Direct live and taped broadcasts, instructing the crew from the control room concerning camera angles, lighting adjustments, transitions to and from commercials and from different locations* Overseeing the technical crew in post-production elements, including editing, mixing, re-taping and music* Editing public service announcements, promotional segments, and newsbreaks* Supervising auditions and rehearsals* Conduct meetings with production crew, producers and station management to ensure everyone is abreast of the programming needs and requirements* Making personnel decisions based on need and performanceOTHER DUTIES:* The incumbent may be asked to perform additional duties and undertake other responsibilities as dictated by events and circumstances.
  • 2-4 years of experience working in television production as a director or an assistant director* Bachelors Degree in Communication, Broadcasting, Production, or Television Arts* Fluent (spoken and written) Arabic and English is required* Knowledge of Middle East political and cultural affairs* Must be able to work under pressure, and provide quick turnaround against high-pressure deadlines* Ability to diagnose and remedy complex production problems quickly* Experience in a digital TV news broadcasting facility is highly desirable including the ability to use television production equipment * Must have confident demeanor and excellent rapport when interacting with all levels of staff * Knowledge of edit and graphic software