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Operations Technician

Hearst Television, Kansas City, MO, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

KMBC TV/KCWE TV, the ABC/CW Hearst Television stations in Kansas City, MO has an opening for a Broadcast Operations Technician. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air systems and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. The Operations Technician will be responsible for communicating effectively with the Engineering team. Production Control Room Automation and Master Control Operators would be an example. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining on air operations to include running commercials, network, and local programming.
  • Working knowledge of master control and production control room automation systems. 
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures.
  • Coordinate ENG Microwave activity. Including Helicopter and Live truck reception. 
  • Work with all field units coordinating cellular TVU live shots. 
  • Ingesting and prepping content for on air playback. 
  • Work as needed with station engineering assisting with facilities projects and upkeep of the technical plant. 
  • Basic multi-media computer skills and familiarity with current Internet technology 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Chief Engineer and Director of Engineering. 
  • In-person attendance is required.


Experience Requirements:

  • Should have 1+ years of experience working as an Operations Technician or Engineer 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 the operations of broadcast television systems and equipment.
  • Must be available to work all shifts and holidays.



  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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