Full-time floor director to stage manage daily newscasts and other original productions, which may include Special Events, Creative Services, Sales and Client productions. Responsible for all staging logistics on and off camera. Responsibilities include stage preparation prior to newscasts, cueing talent and taking verbal direction from the control room. Responsible for individual stage segments and coordinating studio and staging requirements with producers. Responsible for technical interface between production crew and producers and meets daily with producers and directors to determine needs of upcoming segments, identifying production elements including props and set elements. Organizes and supervises set changes and maintains prop inventory. During telecast the Stage Manager is fully responsible for the running of the show on stage, including production cues, set changes, placement of props and talent location. Responsible for overseeing overall condition of stages, ensuring that the studio is in a constant state of readiness for broadcast at all times. Contributes in all areas of studio support operations, including storage systems, inventory, set builds and maintenance and lighting. Responsible for maintaining accurate and up to date marks on the stage and maintaining the integrity of all set elements and dressings.
Three to five years professional experience in live television stage managing. Must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Must be an effective leader and be able to motivate people. Needs to work well under the pressure of a live broadcast. Should have a strong fundamental understanding of video and audio production equipment and capabilities. Working knowledge of News operating systems including OPUS a plus. Computer skills should also include Microsoft Office/Outlook experience. Must be able to make quick decisions and give accurate instructions to stage personnel during live broadcasts. Prop and grip experience necessary. Must work well as a member of a team and be able to be a competent team leader. Must be a member of IATSE or willing to join. Applicant must be willing to work varied shifts which may include: mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.
KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.