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Part-Time Broadcast Operations Technician

Hearst Television, Needham, MA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Part Time

WCVB TV, Boston’s News Leader and the Hearst Television ABC Affiliate serving the greater Boston area, has an opening for a Part Time Operations Technician. This position supports daily production efforts for in-house and remote operations. You will report to the Technical Operations Manager.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Master Control Operations, control room technical roles, (including camera shading and robotic control, audio and technical director)
  • Studio floor directing/prompter, moving and handling of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions, (including assisting in moving heavy equipment)
  • Maintain the appearance of studios including regular cleaning of sets and floors, operate and understand the lighting grid and its associated control board
  • Able to safely climb ladders to adjust and maintain lighting fixtures as needed
  • Set microphones, IFB's and other support equipment for all on camera appearances
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Internet technology 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Crew Chief and Engineering Management
  • Communicate effectively with the news, and production departments, as this is integral for a smooth outcome of newscasts. 


  • 2+ years of experience working as an operations technician at a commercial television station or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment 
  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced news operation  
  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
  • Related military experience will be considered

 Note: Posting is subject to change so please refer to career site for latest availability.

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

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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