Ross Overdrive Operator and Acuity Switcher operator for a fast paced live Television News show. Candidate will be responsible for operating Ross Overdrive system to produce live news broadcasts and pre-produced content. Create all necessary show templates, custom controls, Dashboard elements and code show rundowns in the Opus Newsroom control system. Must be very familiar with a MOS based automated Newsroom. Familiarity with VizRT graphics systems, Vinten Robotics and Wheatstone Audio Console is required.
College graduate or equivalent technical training. Communications, Electronic Technology, or related degree is helpful. Three years of related job experience.
This position requires minor lifting and some walking, as it involves the setup of a television show. The ability to carry 50 pounds of equipment, including camera, cables, tripod and various television equipment is required on a daily basis. The ability to sit for long periods is necessary. Able to execute commands based upon aural directives. High visual and aural acuity along with data entry using a keyboard. Exposure to low noise levels.
Ability to work closely with Talent and Production staff often without supervision. Ability to work under tight deadline and time constraints. Ability to make quick decisions that are both content coherent and technically accurate.
Highly complex system. Must have outstanding computer skills. Understanding of Audio and Video theory and techniques. Knowledge of FCC regulations in regard to technical Audio/Video standards to ensure WPIX compliance.
The Overdrive Operator must often make critical last minute decisions. Due to the nature of the News business, late breaking stories for example, quick decision making abilities are critical to the success of the News show. Failure to act quickly and accurately can result in a loss of revenue or legal action taken against the station.