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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

Technical Director

Publishing and Broadcasting

Public Relations Director


Rochester, New York, United States

WHAM: Rochester's news and marketing leader in Upstate New York. We're hard-working, we're award winning, and we believe in the value of each and every member of our team.

WHAM-TV/WUHF-TV in Rochester, NY has a current opening for a full-time Technical Director. This position is responsible for the overall technical quality of newscasts.

Job Summary:

WHAM-TV/WUHF-TV is looking for an experienced Technical Director for our newscasts. The newscast director works collaboratively with producers on newscasts and other special broadcasts, both feature and breaking in nature. We're seeking someone with a creative eye who will help to edit video, code and direct our shows with creativity and an eye for 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.


Perform production duties as assigned including:

  • Direct and/or technical direct any assigned newscasts and productions
  • Shooting and editing video, operating studio camera and floor directing
  • Operating teleprompting and closed captioning devices
  • 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


  • Two plus years of directing and/or technical directing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of production standards and equipment
  • Ability to clearly give direction to crew while under pressure
  • Strong organization and computer skills necessary
  • Accuracy in typing/spelling skills
  • Four-year college degree preferred with emphasis in Broadcast Communications
  • Must be able to lift 30-50 pounds
  • Must have flexibility to work other shifts as needed
  • Must have valid driver’s license with clean record

The base hourly compensation range for this role is $20.00 to $25.00 per hour. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates’ relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.

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