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PT Broadcast Operator Technician

Hearst Television, Pittsburgh, PA USA

The story is yours!

Duration: Part Time

WTAE-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA is interviewing candidates for a part-time broadcast Operator Technician. You will report to the Chief Engineer.


  • Use computers and software extensively to perform numerous and varied file based workflows including media preparation, playlist management, record schedule management, and shot recall for robotic cameras
  • Operate studio and transmitter remote equipment including: cameras, video switchers, satellite downlinks, HD video servers, and related automation software, audio mixers
  • Using video, audio and waveform quality control monitors, must be able to judge video and audio levels and quality to a high degree of accuracy


  • Training in broadcast communications
  • Experience in Television Control Rooms and studio operations
  • Prior experience with computer file based workflows
  • Independent thought and action as there is little routine supervision of this position
  • Make judgments quickly and perform tasks on schedule with a very low rate of error
  • Ascertain whether equipment is malfunctioning so that maintenance techs and/or managers can be notified in a timely manner to effect repairs
  • Computer literate, comfortable working with a wide variety of computer applications
  • Reliable, punctual and be able to work varied shifts
  • Valid PA Driver’s license
  • Technical School Degree, Electronics Certification, and/or SBE TV Broadcast Certification desirable
  • Related military experience will be considered

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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