Operations Technician


Operations Technician


WDSU has an opening for an 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 robotic cameras and studio floor directing
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, audio and TD)
Non-linear editing as needed for TV News-Creative Services Productions
Must be able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders 
Must have the ability work with minimal supervision
Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
Must have excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with ability to read and distinguish colors.
Must be flexible to work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned
Must have the ability to work effectively with other team members 
Must be capable of following instructions, verbal and written
In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

Should have 2+ years of experience working as an operations technician at a commercial television station with extensive experience in operating a wide variety of broadcast equipment
Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

Qualification Requirements:

Must have a solid background in operation of broadcast television systems and equipment

Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
New Orleans – 70113
Please visit careers.htv.hearst.com to apply. EOE


To apply for this job please visit careers.htv.hearst.com.