The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) is seeking a Lighting Director for our Broadcast Operations Team at our Headquarters office in Springfield, VA. MBN is a non-profit grantee of the federal government that directly communicates with the people of the Middle East and North Africa through television, radio, and digital media. MBN's mission is to provide objective, accurate, and relevant news and information to the people of the Middle East about the region, the world, and the United States in support of U.S. public diplomacy.
The Lighting Director is responsible for providing technical operations support for fast paced news and entertainment broadcast networks.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the Lighting Director include, but are not limited to:
-Executing and maintaining the lighting designs established for all studio productions.
-Collaborating with directors and producers to achieve the desired lighting scheme for live and recorded productions.
-Assisting in maintaining inventory of all lighting supplies.
-Maintaining all lighting fixtures and gear, including pre-show checks for burnouts, vacuuming dimmer racks, etc.
-Communicating with Lighting Director all concerns and needs of the lighting department.
-Maintaining the lighting design for all studio productions.
-Ensuring the consistency and quality of each shows established lighting scheme.
-Learning to make or change plots using Microsoft Word
-Participating in preparing budgets and schedules for all lighting projects.
Experience / Skills
Candidates are required to have:
-A Bachelor’s degree in television or related field is preferred; professional experience in lieu of education will be considered.
-Proficiency with computers.
-Demonstrated technical knowledge in television production with extensive lighting and how it applies to camera placement.
-5 years combined studio and field lighting experience.
-Knowledge of basic electricity and power distribution
-Working knowledge of grip and rigging skills.
-Working knowledge of DMX.
-Knowledge of ETC consoles and dimmer systems
-Knowledge of virtual set or green screen
-MBN is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.