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SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER
Conceptualize, manage and execute production projects for promotion, sales, the digital team and news. Serve as primary production liaison within the station, insuring technical efficiency and quality control. Serve as the primary videographer for all non-news projects, including sales commercials and promotion projects. Must be able to complete productions independently as well as part of a team, depending on the scope of the project. Work with sales to generate local advertising business and client satisfaction through commercial writing/spot production and promotion/marketing plans. Work with news to plan and execute special content, especially for station sponsored events. Work with management team to develop and maintain community outreach, including event planning and on-site execution. Maintain PSA inventory and prepare FCC public service reports. Work with the digital team to identify content production opportunities that will further enhance station’s brand across all platforms. Must have strong videography, lighting, nonlinear editing and motion graphics (Adobe Creative Cloud) experience. Demonstrated script writing ability for short and long form projects. Multi-skilled team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work flexible schedules when needed, including weekend hours. 2 years related television production experience required. Prior experience in a television station creative services department and a college degree strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license and good driving record. Ability to drive company vehicles.
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
The Director of Engineering manages a small group of experienced maintenance engineers, and assigns work projects and daily activities to them, based on priorities and resources. Provides technical oversight and hands-on support (where necessary) on the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems. These systems include (but are not limited to) commercial insertion and playback automation, production automation, production switchers, HD cameras and camera robotics, signal routing and monitoring, newsroom automation systems, ENG/SNG live trucks, and RF transmitters (both microwave and high-power VHF). Additionally, the Director of Engineering serves as a station point-of-contact for facilities maintenance issues (including HVAC, access control and building security systems). In his/her duties as Chief Operator, the Director of Engineering will be responsible for the upkeep of all required FCC logs, and for ensuring the station correctly follows all FCC operational guidelines. As part of the Engineering Management team, the Director of Engineering works in conjunction with the station’s Operations Manager and VP of Engineering & Operations to accomplish station goals in a timely and professional manner. A minimum of 10 years’ prior experience working as a broadcast engineer is required for this position. Previous supervisory or engineering management experience is a plus. A college degree is preferred, along with either SBE certification or a General Class FCC license. The Director of Engineering both directs the work of station engineers and serves as lead engineer when tackling time-sensitive or challenging maintenance issues. For this reason strong prior maintenance experience is highly desirable on at least two of the following: Sony ELC, Miranda iTX, BitCentral CORE newsroom software and hardware, or Chyron graphics systems. Prior experience in the maintenance of Sony video switchers, NVision routers and SSL audio boards is also highly desired. Any experience with very similar systems will be considered. In addition to a comprehensive knowledge of traditional broadcast equipment, the successful candidate will also have a strong working knowledge of computer hardware and networking, along with an understanding of SMPTE 2022 and proposed VoIP standards such as ASPEN and AIMS. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Strong leadership and administrative skills.
NEWS VIDEO EDITOR
Edit video for daily live television news broadcasts. Record and import video and media files from multiple sources. Coordinate with other members of newsroom team in assembling stories. Work with broadcast engineers in maintaining and problem solving video editing and storage systems as necessary. Non-linear editing experience required. Experience using Grass Valley Edius editing software and Bitcentral video systems strongly preferred. General understanding of television news operations and news videography techniques. Previous small to medium market experience as a news video editor or videographer. Knowledge of newsroom computer systems. Knowledge of libel and defamation laws. Must be able to communicate well with others and be a team player. Must be able to work an overnight shift.
Required to work various shifts and various duties in order to substitute for vacationing or sick employees: run master control switcher, catch satellite feeds, acquire ENG live-shots, operate studio cameras, operate studio board are just a few of the duties. Fill-in as News Production Technician during automated or manual newscasts. Fill-in as Floor Manager for manual or automated newscasts. Assist in running Master Control: dubbing spots, spot-checking program tapes. Assist the Department Manager with work schedules, time cards and other administrative duties. Assist the Satellite Feed Operator with feed schedules, editing, organizing movie library. Degree in Radio/TV/Film or Communications with a concentration in television production. 2 years’ Operations, Production and Audio experience in a live newscast environment. Overall knowledge of television production. Proficiency with master control switcher, audio board, satellite receivers, microwave ENG equipment, studio cameras, teleprompter. Strong leadership and people skills. Must be able to work various hours and shifts. Must be willing to be on-call.
Produce and anchor two hour weekend morning newscasts. Report when needed. Create graphics, write stories and produce segments for these newscasts. Ability to research topics and set up live interviews or interviews for taped segments. Be an energetic, clear, effective communicator when telling and selling a story. Contribute regularly to social media efforts. One to two years’ experience producing and anchoring. College degree is preferred in a communications related field. Strong command of English language; working knowledge of libel laws and generally accepted journalist ethics. Must exercise good judgment. Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter. Team player. Strong social media skills. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Valid driver license and good driving record required.
Enterprise, research, report, shoot and edit news stories on a daily basis, emphasizing creativity and originality. Deliver the news in a conversational, credible style. Tell compelling stories, and have excellent live shot abilities. Cover stories and disseminate information over multiple platforms, including television, social media, mobile devices and the internet. Perform duties of on-line writer/producer, specializing in print style writing, copy editing and editorial gathering. Facilitate the editorial gathering of local web news, gleaning information from various sources and contacts and reproducing the above material into strong compelling web material. Prior experience as a multimedia journalist/television news reporter. College degree preferred in communications related field. Strong command of English language; working knowledge of libel laws and generally accepted journalistic ethics. Must have social media savvy as well as traditional media. Must know how to use digital tools – cameras, iPads, editing software, cloud servers – to gather information. Must be a highly creative, motivated self-starter and be a team player. Must exercise good judgment. Must be able to carry and set up equipment. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Must have a valid driver license and good driving record.
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