What is a Technical Director?

Technical Director Job Description

The technical director is responsible for coordinating the activities and assignments of technical departments, such as taping, editing, engineering and maintenance within a radio, television or film production.



Typical Job Duties

• Collaborate with the promotions manager in order to produce on-air station promotions

• Liaise with operations directors to create technical policies for programs

• Test equipment to ensure it functions properly

• Monitor broadcasts in order to ensure that programs conform to station or network policies and regulations

• Act as liaison between the engineering and technical departments

• Observe pictures through monitors, and direct camera and video staff concerning shading and composition

• Train staff in the use of equipment such as cameras, microphones, lights and switchers

• Execute video transitions such as fades, dissolves and cuts using computer programs

• Follow the instructions of the production managers and directors during productions

• Discuss visual effects and lens choices with photography directors and video operators


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