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Broadcast Operations Technician

Hearst Television, New Orleans, LA, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $41,600.00

Salary max: $50,000.00

Duration: Full Time

Broadcast Operations Technician

WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, LA 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. You will support all station efforts in-house and on remote location. You will report to the Engineering Director.


  • Operate robotic cameras and studio floor directing
  • Move and handle of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions (this could mean helping move 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; climbing ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures
  • 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
  • Help with promotional effort at station-sponsored community events as assigned
  • Work in control room in technical positions (including camera control, audio and TD)
  • Non-linear editing for TV News-Creative Services Productions
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the TV Operations Manager


  • 2+ years of experience working as an operations technician at a commercial television station with experience operating different broadcast equipment
  • Must have a solid background in operation of broadcast television systems and equipment
  • Related military experience will be considered
  • Must be able to work Holidays, Weekends and shifted hours based upon need when 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 more representative of the communities we serve.


Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. 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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