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Production Manager

Hearst Television, Albuquerque, NM, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full Time

News Production Manager 

KOAT, the ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, NM has an opening for an experienced and dynamic News Production Manager. In this position, the News Production Manager will lead, oversee, and manage the production team. This position includes directing live newscasts. As a newscast director, this position communicates and executes all technical aspects of live production, with all technical staff, including the Producer, Technical Director, Audio Operator, Studio, Master Control and Engineering. You will report to the News Director.


  • Managing a production team of 16 employees
  • Scheduling and coordinating special events
  • Hiring, coaching/mentoring, and training 
  • Provide technical support to the staff with newscast production equipment
  • Direct live newscasts
  • Provide creative input and will work with the newscast Producer and Production crew
  • Be responsible for clean technical execution of newscasts


  • Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations pertaining to Master Control operations and on-air station logs
  • Must be energetic, positive and a great team builder and leader
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • 2+ years directing and technical directing a newscast
  • Have experience with newscast production equipment including switchers, studio robotics and master control automation
  • Understanding of newsroom systems including ENPS and Bitcentral
  • Technical know-how to resolve existing issues and to work around problems that arise during live news
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Can work flexible hours and shifts, including holidays and weekends
  • Related military experience will be considered
  • In-person attendance is required

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 representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on the whole person. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

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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