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Broadcast Director

KWES-TV NewsWest9, the TEGNA NBC affiliate in Odessa seeks a Broadcast Director. The primary responsibility of this position is directing daily newscasts and other local programs, utilizing both production automation and manual switching operations. The Broadcast Director will work closely with our news, production, and technical teams to produce fast-paced, compelling and comprehensive newscasts and programs.

NewsWest 9 produces over 5 hours of live local content each day, and directors are key to making shows the best they can be. We are seeking an individual who can handle a fast-paced and dynamic shows. The ideal candidate will bring new, forward-thinking production ideas to the table to help us adapt to a constantly changing viewer base.

We are looking for someone to bring forward-thinking production ideas, strong technical knowledge, and the ability to manage quality control at a high level. In addition, the candidate must also be familiar with all studio operations, including floor directing, camera operation, teleprompter, graphics creation, audio, lighting, non-linear editing, content management systems and master control systems.


  • Direct daily live newscasts and recorded shows using both automation and manual switching.
  • Oversee the overall look of newscasts and on-air programming.
  • Identify and correct potential problems before they hit air.
  • Troubleshooting technical systems when required.
  • Use non-linear editing and content management systems for programming, commercial and digital content creation.
  • Other production department duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or TV Production or related degree preferred or equivalent experience may be substituted.
  • Experience (3 years preferred) with production automation, video switchers, newsroom computer systems, video servers, and graphics systems.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and respond effectively for breaking news and unexpected events.
  • Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on working as a team with multiple departments.
  • Experience with ENPS, Chyron, and BitCentral systems is a plus.


TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays.