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Overdrive Operator / Technical Director

Nexstar

New York, NY 03-31-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Technical Director coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions.
• Coordinates the efforts of all technical operators during newscasts and other live and recorded productions
• Candidate will be responsible for oper​ating overdrive systems to produce live news broadcasts and pre-produced content.
• Create all necessary show templates, custom controls, Dashboard elements and code show rundowns in the Newsroom control system.
• Must be very familiar with an automated Newsroom. Familiarity with graphics systems, Vinten Robotics and Wheatstone Audio Console is required.
• Works with others engaged in technical control and production of programs
• Observes pictures through monitors and directs camera/video staff concerning composition
• Acts as a liaison between news, engineering and production departments
• Works with the news producers to deliver a clean and high energy newscasts
• Trains camera and CG operators on the proper operation during live broadcasts
• Switches video sources and given direction at the same time during live broadcasts
• Tests equipment to ensure proper operation
• Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• High school diploma
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Minimum two years' experience in news operations and production (Depending on market size)
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Proficiency with broadcast control equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

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Company Profile
Nexstar

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.