Newscast Director

at Sinclair Broadcast Group
Location Portland, OR
Date Posted September 19, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


KATU/KUNP is seeking a full-time newscast director for our dynamic newscasts and lifestyle television programs.

The newscast directors work collaboratively with producers on newscasts, lifestyle, and other live and taped programming.  We seek creative individuals who direct programs with creativity and an eye to quality.  We need a level-headed director who can get ahead of potential problems and troubleshoot challenges as they come.  A successful candidate will bring a 'can-do' spirit to the job and enjoys working with others to achieve clean compelling content.  To be considered, applicants should have experience using an automated directing system.   We use Ignite, but knowledge of other automated systems is acceptable.  Must be available to work weekends or holidays as needed. 


  • Perform any production duties as assigned including:
  • Direct and TD any assigned newscasts and productions
  • Create graphics daily using Photoshop and Deko
  • Train production crew in cameras, audio, graphics, etc.
  • Supervise production crew on a daily basis
  • Maintain production studio and control room
  • Perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which may include website contribution


  • Experience Directing and TDing newscasts
  • Knowledge of production standards and equipment
  • Full working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to clearly give direction to crew while under pressure
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Typing and good spelling skills necessary
  • Ability to read and write, college degree preferred
  • Must be able to lift & position 40 pound lighting instruments
  • Knowledge of Ignite system enhances your application   
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.