Full Time Job

Technical Manager


Chicago, IL 04-29-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Who we are:

NewsNation is a national cable news network currently reaching approximately 75 million television households across the United States. The network is owned and operated by Nexstar Media Group (NXST).

NewsNation is currently searching for a Technical Manager for our network headquarters in Chicago.

• Manage the day-to-day technical and engineering requirements associated with assigned network productions within Chicago studios and control rooms.
• Monitor live shot activity related to show assignment including live guest transmissions. Identify and alert production personnel to issues, measures underway to resolve, progress to that end and production technical issue reports.
• Program control room monitor feeds and ''comms'' assignments to better facilitate production needs and operational workflows.
• Support the studio and control room environments while overseeing transmission workflows from those environments.
• Establish and maintain a prominent and proactive control room/studio presence to best ensure smooth and orderly technical operations.
• Author an end of shift ''Production Technical Report'' (PTR) outlining assignment details, technical irregularities, actions taken, and recommendations for follow up.
• Work with Production & Guest Booking personnel in readying live shot transmissions for air and in studio appearance needs.
• Work closely with Engineering group in identifying technical needs related to all NewsNation control room and studio facilities.
• Other such duties as required.

• 5 years of hands-on studio and control room experience, working in a professional live broadcast television network.
• Must have in-depth knowledge of large-scale studio and remote broadcasting technology and operations.
• Previous experience with ENPS, BitCentral, and Ross Overdrive systems is preferred.
• Working knowledge of HD television systems and formats, including fiber/satellite, bonded cellular transmission, signal workflow, and decoding systems is important.
• A troubleshooter and quick thinker who can diagnose and resolve broadcast technical issues, sometimes remotely, and find work arounds to ensure broadcast quality standards are met. The ability to communicate these fixes clearly and succinctly to others is important.
• Must work well in a collaborative team environment and be able to multitask and demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in a live television, high pressure environment.
• All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule.
• This position requires a highly organized, self-motivated individual who can interface with a diverse group of people and situations, while maintaining a steady and calm demeanor.
• Bachelor's degree in communications or related field preferred.
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This position is a full-time staff position which will require membership in IBEW.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqjjw6-100-28-227-63-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.