Reports to: VP of Engineering and Operations
Broadcast Engineering responsibilities for a large St. Louis broadcaster including Master Control, Audio, Editing, Signal Acquisition, ENG microwave communication, SNG communications, Camera, utility, prompter, Direct/TD any assigned newscasts, live segments and/or live-to-tape segments. The ideal candidate must be able to excel in a fast-paced news environment, work well under pressure and be solution-oriented. The candidate must interact positively with technical and non-technical staff both independently and as a team member. Strong communication skills are a key component of this role.
Ability in some of the listed areas: Operate Master Control and Master control automation, production audio, edit, operate field camera equipment and report, Direct/TD Newscasts. Ability to operate automated cameras, graphics systems and final cut pro editing. Expert knowledge of Ross OverDrive automation or equivalent is a plus. Experience with Newsroom Automation Systems such as ENPS, iNews or Opus. Coordinate with News department on live-shot needs. Scout live-shot locations for optimal signal strength, safety and shot composition. Responsible for operation video and audio switchers, video and audio recorders, microwave equipment, monitors, test equipment, tools and all Electronic News Gathering, various digital equipment including IP and Cellular devices.
Must have at least 2+ years Broadcast Engineering experience with live news or talk shows. Understanding of live newscast production. Strong people skills, team player. Must be able to work various hours and shifts.
Must possess a valid state driver's license and have an excellent driving record. Must be able to lift, run and carry heavy cable reels, television monitors, camera tripods and other equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to climb 10-15 foot ladders and work and operate (in the field) under pressure and control heavier than normal, full-sized television remote live van.
Also must have the ability to:
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