Working in the newsroom requires the ability to to work under pressure in a time sensitive environment. One of my finest moments in a leadership role was while I was a director of the two hour newscast, Northwest Today. Before the first commercial break, my team was informed that the commercial server went down and was unable to any commercials. I was faced with a unique challenge of keeping the crew to working together and keeping all crew members, anchors, and Master control informed of all changes I had to make.
In the end, I was able to deliver a two hour long newscast without any mistakes being made on air. While the first 36 minutes of the show didn’t contain any commercials, I made sure that every paid spot was played later in the newscast so that no money was lost.