Full Time Job

Builder / Mechanic / Co-Host

Gray Television

Franklin, TN 05-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

About RTM:

Based in Franklin, Tenn., RTM Studios is a full-service marketing and media company specializing in automotive tech content. RTM Studios produces America's #1 automotive how-to television franchise ''POWERNATION'' with popular shows Engine Power, Music City Trucks, Detroit Muscle, and Carcass. RTM Studios' ''POWERNATION'' reaches millions of enthusiasts each week on 80 plus local affiliate stations, NBC Sports Network, and a growing list of streaming outlets. RTM Studios is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gray Television Inc. For more information, visit www.gray.tv.

Job Summary/Description:

RTM Studios in Franklin TN has an opening for a Builder/Mechanic/Co-Host to work on show project builds and occasionally appear on camera. The opening is for a regular, full-time position with company benefits. This position requires working with the Show Producer on concepting projects and editorial for the shows, providing mechanical work required for project building, acquiring all parts necessary for each production shoot, and collaborating with other employees to insure editorial obligations are complete in the production of the shows. The position also requires appearing on camera in the shows or other productions.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Work with Producer and other staff assigned to the show on planning projects
• Collaborate with Director/Producer of show title to prescript or assist with scripting for all episodes These scripts are to be technically correct and written for television production
• Assist with the delivery of project vehicles required for the show or project
• Provide mechanical work required in project building and testing, providing the highest level of workmanship on all projects. This may vary based on the project and you may be required to work without assistance
• Acquire as requested necessary parts for all projects. When parts arrive it is your responsibility to make sure these parts are the correct parts and they work on the project they were ordered for prior to taping of the show segment
• Utilize RTM's parts ordering forms and system for ordering parts. Maintain thorough records of project vehicles and parts by show number
• Work with Producer to make sure the project is ready and you are fully prepared on production days to begin taping without delay
• Must have complete and total understanding and knowledge of the safe operations of any equipment in the assigned studio
• Work with other staff members to be make sure editorial contracts are fulfilled based on direction from the Technical Editor and the Producer of the show
• Assist Producer of the show to maintain a safe and healthy work environment, keep studio clean and tools in proper place

• Some college or technical school; appropriate technical certifications
• Experience with automotive mechanical work and/or fabricating and vehicle painting experience
• Good on screen voice and appearance
• Ability to conceptualize projects and show content based on Producer's direction of required editorial content integration for customers and networks
• Ability to use discretion and creativity to determine the best presentation of required editorial
• Ability to deal with vendors in the industry to procure parts in exchange for exposure if possible
• Ability to collaborate with videographers, producer/directors, technical producers and salesmen to creatively display customers product in high quality video
• Ability to speak clearly on screen

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp1y49-3-236-117-38-42 in your application.

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Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.