Nexstar Media Group

Production 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

Legacy CBS Station serving beautiful Rochester, NY and the Finger Lakes region, located on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Rochester offers the cultural amenities of a major city without the traffic congestion, as well as year-round family-friendly activities and festivals, all in a diverse community.  Educational opportunities abound at all levels, ranging from 11 local high schools ranked among the best in the nation to 19 exceptional colleges and universities with more than 83,000 students, including the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, and Rochester Institute of Technology.


Cultural amenities include the Rochester Philharmonic, touring Broadway shows, a vibrant concert scene, the Rochester Jazz Festival, Rochester Fringe Festival, and a wide variety of museums, including the nationally recognized Strong Museum of Play.  Rochester offers plentiful interstate access to destinations like Toronto and the Adirondacks, and the region is home to nationally renowned wineries, Niagara Falls, and stunning state parks like Letchworth, recently named #1 in America by USA Today. 


NEWS 8 WROC is Rochester’s first TV station, with a 70+ year history and a film/video archive that goes back to 1962.  The station itself is in a quiet neighborhood with free parking, easy access to downtown, interstates, Park Avenue shops and restaurants, and the East Avenue Wegmans. The spacious station features a state-of-the-art studio, award-winning News and Creative Services departments, and a long tradition of solid journalism, including a recent national Edward R. Murrow Award for Social Media. 


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WROC-News 8, a CBS Affiliate, seeks an authoritative, detail-oriented individual to coordinate the efforts of the Production team during newscasts, live, and recorded productions. The Director is the driving force in making our newscasts stand out from the competition; creating visually, exciting and error free newscasts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and assigns duties to staff in technical control and production of programs.
  • Directs and trains camera operators on shot composition.
  • Works closely with Engineering, Production and News Producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscast.
  • Operates graphic system and gives direction at the same time during live broadcasts.
  • Ensures news equipment is in excellent working condition.
  • Motivates and directs employees in sub-control; assists management with evaluations.
  • Assists Producers in blocking the show.
  • Develops new camera angles and shots for newscast.
  • Performs other management requests and related duties as required.
  • Helps edit newscasts or review video and graphics.


Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, or equivalent combination of education and work related experience preferred.
  • Minimum two years' experience in news operations and production.
  • Xpression graphics & Avid Newscutter editing experience a plus.
  • Fluency in English with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Available to work extended hours if needed.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:  

The 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 in close proximity to others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. The 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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