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Control Room Director

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: TEC1932-1703

The Control Room Director is responsible for the execution of live and pre-recorded studio productions, predominately Russian language broadcasts, in RFE/RLs Prague studios. The director will lead the studio crew, producers and talent to execute live multi-camera news and discussion programs. The Director is responsible for maintaining the editorial integrity of the broadcast, and insuring the studio crew execute the program to high production standards.


  • Directs newscasts, discussion programs and live events in the television studio control room.
  • Leads the studio crew to ensure high quality production standards are met.
  • Ensures the editorial integrity of the broadcasts.
  • Maintains good customer relations with producers and content providers; ensures timely delivery of recorded material to clients.
  • Works with producers in the development of new shows.
  • Trains and mentors other operations staff moving towards Control Room Directing.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Specialized education in audio-visual arts.
  • Specialized training in the operation of television broadcasting equipment.
  • 2-3 years of experience directing live, multi-camera, News television programs.
  • Experience working in a live TV control room as video switcher operator.
  • Ability to communicate with people effectively and work within a team.
  • Ability to act under pressure and maintain control and consistency in moments of high pressure.
  • Ability to lead, and make quick decisions.
  • Knowledge of studio broadcast technologies, including control room automation.
  • Ability to direct in a tradition control room and under automation.
  • Knowledge of global current affairs, and in particular Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia.
  • English language (Proficient), mandatory.
  • Russian language (Proficient), preferred.

Apply now

Should you be interested in this position please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter in English to , including in the subject line the vacancy number as above.

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization based in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asian nations. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in the local language. RFE/RL broadcasts in 26 languages and attracts more than 26 million weekly listeners and online visitors. With more than 400 journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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