Engineering / Technician

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Job ID:
1995
Position Type:
Part-Time
Job Category:
Technical
Location: New Orleans, LA US
Station Name:
WDSU-TV

Job Description

WDSU- 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
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