The primary focus of the Production Technician/Operator is to provide production assistance to Newscasts and in-studio programming.
· Operates the studio handheld and jib camera
· Operates the studio robotic cameras.
· Controls the teleprompter.
· Floor directs newscasts
· Operates the audio during newscasts and production.
· Edits audio and video recordings.
· Airs weather announcements.
· Lights studio and remote locations.
· Sets-up and records field production by operating cameras, recorders, lighting and audio equipment.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
MUST have handheld camera experience. Must be physically able to reach and manipulate all operating controls on the technical equipment. Ability to make decisions and react quickly in order to respond to last minute program changes and equipment malfunctions. Must have a good sense of timing in order to back time shows. Experience in audio during newscasts. Knowledge of lighting techniques. Know-how to frame camera shots. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License (or be able to get one).
A minimum of two years WORK experience.
Ability to get videotapes from the storage shelves and load them on the videotape machines. Good manual dexterity in order to operate the numerous small push-buttons and rotary switches on the equipment. Ability to maneuver cameras and manipulate camera and lens controls. Ability to climb ladders for set repair and lamp replacement. Ability to lift and move lamp fixtures, sets, and props. Ability to perform elementary carpentry skills such as sawing, hammering and painting. Ability to control the teleprompter speed consistent with the talent reading speed. Good eyesight and hearing for the monitoring and reporting of commercial and program quality. Good hearing to receive director commands. Some driving may be required.
Statement about Other Duties:
The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.