Full Time Job

Technical Media Prod./Engineering Apprentice

Gray Television

Presque Isle, ME 03-08-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WAGM:

WAGM is a CBS and FOX affiliate, with the #1 rated 6PM News in the Nation! Bordering Canada to the north, east and west. We serve Aroostook County, an area larger than the state of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. Here it is known simply as ''The County''. Enjoy the way life should be, here in the County. With its natural beauty; all four seasons offer new opportunities, from water sports on our numerous lakes, hiking and camping in Aroostook State Park, skiing Big Rock Mountain, or ATVing and snowmobiling our 2300 miles of groomed trails.

Job Summary/Description:

The Technical Producer / Engineering Apprentice will split their time between master control duties and apprenticing under our engineering department. Duties under Master Control in general will be directing live or pre-recorded productions as assigned, monitoring WAGM's on-air signals, transmitter, and FCC logs, and ingesting daily programming and commercials. Regular assignments will involve directing specific newscasts, misc. station productions, and various elements for the web channel, plus adding digital content to the WAGM website and FB under news direction. Duties in Engineering would be to work closely with the engineering staff to learn the operations of the stations plant and all of the broadcast equipment.

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Direct live and pre-recorded productions as assigned and monitor all on-air streams for WAGM.
• Understanding of FCC program and transmitter logs, and all FCC broadcast regulations.
• Work with ENPS, newsroom computer system.
• Understanding of all equipment in studios and production areas.
• Dedication to care of equipment.
• Work closely with all other departments to meet all daily demands.
• Training of new personnel as assigned.
• Assist Production Supervisor in maintaining clean studio and production areas.
• Variable work schedule due to changing shifts, turnover, station projects, etc.
• Adding digital content to the WAGM website and FB under news direction.
• Apprentice with engineers to learn all about the broadcast equipment, maintenance, repair, and replacement of said equipment. Maintain the broadcast streams and station IT network.
• Require skill with Ross Overdrive automation, production video switcher, master control video switcher, Harris automation, VizRT graphics, Adobe Photoshop and all supporting equipment in Production/Master Control; including the ability to effectively perform at the following: robotic camera operation, prompter operation, audio operation, commercial/promo ingesting, satellite operation, program ingesting/segmenting, and a working knowledge of web production.
• Other Duties as Assigned.

• Great communication and people skills.
• Operating knowledge of PC's and graphics computers.
• Will train the right candidate.

If you're interested, and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'' , upload resume, cover letter, and references

WAGM-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb3ky6-34-239-173-144-42 in your application.

Company Profile
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.