Nexstar Media Group

  • Technical Director

    Requisition ID
    Production Operations
    Job Locations
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WFXR, the local FOX affiliate in Roanoke, VA has an immediate opening for a Technical Director.  This position coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions. Previous directing experience required.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions
    • Supervises and assigns duties to workers engaged in technical control and production of programs
    • Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera/video staff concerning composition
    • Acts as a liaison between engineering and production departments
    • Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscasts
    • Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts
    • Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts
    • Tests equipment to ensure proper operation
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     Requirements & Skills:


    • High school diploma
    • Fluency in English
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
    • Minimum two years’ experience in news operations and production (Depending on market size)
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
    • Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously


    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Technical Director must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Technical Director must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.


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