PT 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 microphones and IFBs 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
Other duties as assigned by the TV Operations Manager
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.

Additional Requirements


As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. 

Vacancy Type:
Part Time

Date Posted:
Closing Date:


New Orleans – 70113


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