Operations Technician

Hearst Newspapers Omaha, NE
KETV has an opening for a part-time experienced broadcast Operations Technician. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station's on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. The Operations Technician will be responsible to communicate effectively with the production department, as this is integral for a smooth outcome of newscasts. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.

Job Responsibilities:

* Operate studio cameras and occasionally, remote cameras

* Moving and handling of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions (this could mean assisting in moving heavy equipment)

* Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of set and floors

* Maintain and understand lighting grid and control board with knowledge to maintain proper programming. Ability to climb ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures as needed.

* Dress microphone's and IFB's for all on camera appearances

* Basic multi-media computer skill and familiarity with current Internet technology including downloading of materials for promos and commercial client spots

* Assist with promotional effort at station-sponsored community events as assigned.

* Work as needed in control room in technical positions (including camera control and audio)

* Other duties as assigned by the TV Operations Manager

Experience Requirements:

* Prior experience in broadcast news production, technical school or college technical classes preferred, but not required.

* Related military experience will be considered

Qualification Requirements:

* Must have a "can do" attitude and a passion for excellence

* Must have flexibility to work various days and shirts as assigned regularly including weekends and holidays

* Must be able to work effectively with other team members

* Must have ability to perform with accuracy while under pressure

* Must be able to multi-task accurately

* Must be able to follow instructions, verbal and written

Education:

* College Degree preferred but not required

* Military training and experience will be considered

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