Full Time Job

Technical Ops Specialist


Salt Lake City, UT 02-08-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

• Technically direct live as well as recorded programs, segments, spots, promos and commercials utilizing Ross Production Switcher
• Ability to build splits, boxes, and multi-layered effects on the switcher level
• Ability to perform audio duties and show mixing as needed
• Ability to perform ingest and signal acquisition duties as needed
• Ability to perform editing duties as needed
• Maintain inventory and perform daily housekeeping of all switcher effects and banks
• Uphold station video & audio quality standards
• Proactively stay current with production changes, and technology advancements that are designed to improve content execution on air
• Assist with training colleagues/new hires
• Actively Participate in daily editorial meetings
• Setup control and monitor television broadcasting equipment to transmit television programs and station breaks to the viewing audience
• Maintain program logs to Ascertain. Record onto television programming logs actual time programs/station breaks air
• Utilize video waveform and vector scope monitors to adjust signal quality
• Observe on-air monitors to ascertain problems with transmission, such as loss of audio/video signals and report any problems to the appropriate Technology staff
• Prepare discrepancy reports describing problems encountered during transmission of programs/station breaks and reason for problems
• Assist with the production of local news, promotions and commercial programming.
• Perform other duties as needed and directed by News Director

• Experience with ROSS Production Switchers
• Experience with Ross Inception or similar newsroom productions systems
• Knowledge of Edius and other non-linear editing programs
• Fully knowledgeable in all aspects of television production
• knowledge of graphics devices such as Xpression
• Knowledge of video server playback and ingest
• Experience working in Television news
• Ability to multi-task a must
• Candidate must be able to work under stress and tight deadlines
• Bilingual (English/Spanish)
• Ability to react quickly and make decisions
• Ability to work as a team and interface with all levels to drive our news vision
• Strong Interpersonal skills with ability to interface with all levels of management & user community in a positive and professional level
• Must be willing to work in Salt Lake City, Utah
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics
• A positive and motivated attitude to consistently raise the production standard
• Bachelors Degree in Communication or related field
• Familiarity with ROSS Dashboard