Floor Director

Job Locations US-OR-Bend
Central Oregon Daily
Pay Range
$18.11 - $27.16


As a Floor Director, you will be responsible for executing a wide range of studio production tasks that include the operation of studio cameras for live news production, preparing video segments for newscasts as assigned by the News Producer, directing on-air talent and guests, and relaying information from director to on-air talent. This role will ensure that studio equipment and lighting is functioning properly prior to all newscasts resulting in high quality broadcasts that meet specifications set forth by the management.


Zolo Broadcasting LLC and Zolo Media are part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom), which is based in Madison, Wis. Combined, the companies employ more than 3,300 people and are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit


  • Operate all floor studio cameras during live newscasts.
  • Prepare/edit video segments for newscasts.
  • Maintain studio cleanliness and troubleshoot studio equipment.
  • Prepare studio guests with mics and instructions prior to air.


Required Qualifications

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, insurance and have access to reliable transportation.
  • 1+ years in a technical support or customer service role.

Other Qualifications

  • Previous experience as a Floor Director for news department preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to run live studio camera during newscasts.
  • Ability to troubleshoot studio equipment and lighting.
  • Serve as camera operator for COTV events as needed.
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced and high stress situations.
  • Ability to complete work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to a swing shift and being available for on-call in order to capture live events as needed for programming.
  • Familiarity with broadcast equipment/software: Various broadcast studio cameras, Adobe Premier, Ross Inception or iNews.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit, stand, write and operate a computer keyboard, standard office equipment and telephone. The associate regularly communicates with customers. The associate is frequently required to move about and reach for items. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May be required to balance or climb. Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.This position may require working outdoors, in mechanical/ equipment rooms, and possible extreme weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.



As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.


At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!


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