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Operations Technician

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Baltimore, MD
Date:
02/16/2017
Job Code:
1782
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Broadcasting | Operations Technician - Baltimore, MD - Hearst Television

Operations Technician

   
Job ID:
1782
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
Technical
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Station Name:
WBAL-TV

Job Description

WBAL-TV has an opening for an experienced broadcast Operations Technician. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. The Operations Technician will be responsible to communicate effectively with the production department, as this is integral for a smooth outcome of newscasts. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate robotic cameras and studio floor directing
  • Moving and handling of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions (this could mean assisting in moving heavy equipment)
  • Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of set and floors
  • Maintain and understand lighting grid and control board with knowledge to maintain proper programming. Ability to climb ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures as needed.
  • Dress microphone’s and IFB’s for all on camera appearances
  • Basic multi-media computer skill and familiarity with current Internet technology including downloading of materials for promos and commercial client spots
  • Assist with promotional effort at station-sponsored community events as assigned.
  • Work as needed in control room in technical positions (including camera control, audio and TD)
  • Non-linear editing as needed for TV News-Creative Services Productions
  • Other duties as assigned by the TV Operations Manager

Required Skills

  • Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems, transmission, and satellite communications

Education:      

  • College Degree preferred but not required or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • Should have 2+ years of experience working as a maintenance technician at a commercial television station with extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of broadcast equipment
   

Hearst Television is an EOE Employer with respect to females, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance in applying for a position, please contact us at HTV.careers@hearst.com.

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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