Television (Vision) Director
Entertainment Industry Employer - Springfield, VA

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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.

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

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