Full Time Job

Audio Operator


Chicago, IL 07-26-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We are currently searching for an Audio Operator for live nightly national newscasts.


The successful candidate will be able to listen to director's commands and react swiftly and accurately. 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 candidate must be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team.

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.

The successful candidate will be a leader. Be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team. Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.

Five plus (5+) years experience in professional live television broadcast operations required. Previous live show audio mixing experience required. Evenings, Weekends, and Holidays will be a part of the schedule with overtime as situations demand. Bachelors degree in Communications or related field preferred.

The Chicago facility originates two national television networks and WGN-TV/Channel 9. This position is a full time staff position which will require membership in IBEW.

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.
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