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Freelance Studio Director

Long Island, NY, USA | Altice USA

  • Industry:
    Telecommunications & Wireless
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    1-3 years
Job Description:
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We are Altice USA; a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Suddenlink, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. We're building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.


News 12 Long Island is looking for a Freelance Studio Director to direct live and taped newscasts and programs using studio automation. To operate production equipment technically and creatively and to lead activities of studio crews. The ideal candidate will have the ability to direct studio productions through accurate calling and coordination of video, audio and graphics elements for distribution across all platforms. Oversee studio productions for quality control. Work with producers to execute details of effective programs. Follow graphic format stylebook in production of programs. Direct and coordinate efforts of assigned studio personnel. Be available to work nights, weekends and holidays as required. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Television Production or Broadcasting preferred, Master's degree is a plus.

  • Minimum of one-year experience as a television director.

  • Ability to direct using studio computer automation equipment, Grass Valley Ignite.

  • Ability to direct technically complicated live programming

  • Ability to interpret and code newscast rundowns

  • Strong knowledge of production equipment, and methods and techniques for live & taped productions.

  • Knowledge of video/audio signal, tape dynamics.

  • Ability to work quickly under pressure in an on-air environment.

  • Knowledge in current and emerging newscast technologies

  • Flexible hours, including mornings, nights, weekends & holidays.

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Altice USA, Inc. collects personal information about its applicants for employment that may include personal identifiers, professional or employment related information, photos, education information and/or protected classifications under federal and state law. This information is collected for employment purposes, including identification, work authorization, FCRA-compliant background screening, human resource administration and compliance with federal, state and local law.

Requirements of this position include demonstration of either full vaccination status against COVID-19 or company-provided weekly COVID-19 testing.

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