Full Time Job

Per Diem Audio Operator


Chicago, IL 10-20-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Per Diem Audio Operator (WGN)

Join a Chicago media company where people truly believe in what they are doing!

Nexstar Media, located on the northwest side of Chicago, which includes WGN-TV9, WGN Plus, News Nation, Antenna and Rewind TV has an immediate opening for a Per Diem Audio/Audio Assist Operator for WGN TV Chicago's Very Own newscasts.

• The successful candidate will be able to listen to director's commands and react swiftly and accurately.
• The primary responsibility is mixing live newscasts for WGN.
• Must be able to mix a clean show during live and pre-recorded programming.
• Must be able to route a good mix minus to remotes, set up RF microphones and IFBs.
• Experience with Wheatstone audio boards preferred.
• Additional responsibilities include Audio Assist.
• The audio operator should add creativity and ideas that enhance the final product.
• Candidate should be a problem solver and quick thinker to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news.
• A flexible work schedule is required, including early mornings, nights and weekends to meet the 24/7 operational needs.

• Five plus (5+) years' experience in professional live television broadcast operations required.
• Candidate must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
• Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.
• Must work well in a collaborative team environment.

This position is a Per Diem position which will require membership in IBEW.

If you like team-work, growth, innovative technology, and working in a happy, enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment, you'll enjoy your career with us!


Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rby9e6-44-212-94-18-42 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.