WETA, DC’s public broadcasting station, is seeking an Assistant Lighting Director who will work on productions in the studio and field for WETA Production Center clients, with a primary focus on the PBS NewsHour. They will also be responsible for lighting console programming, lighting design and camera operation. This position is covered by the IBEW union contract.
Candidates will be required to design, set-up and program lighting consoles for in-house productions and be able to supervise the technical staff. Further, they should know Photoshop design for projection elements, CAD design and lighting plot design, and know field and studio lighting and camera operation.
Qualified candidates will have familiarity with LED studio lights and ETC Gio lighting console programming, as well as working knowledge of other production positions including; ENG/EFP, Studio Camera, Video Shading and Stage Management. Candidates will also be able to work under pressure, work shifts spanning any portion of a 24-hour day, be able to lift/carry/drag heavy loads (>50 lbs.) and possess necessary visual acuity to discern subtleties in color, intensity and shading.
Candidates must have a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience as an Assistant Lighting Director, board operator and camera operator with network-level experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
For a full job description or to apply through our online application, please click here to be directed to the careers page at WETA. To confirm that a WETA or PBS NewsHour job posting is under recruitment, please visit our websites for our current job postings list: www.weta.org and www.pbs.org/newshour/.