Production Manager - Washington, D.C.

Posted: 3/15/2019

Location: Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


NBC4 / T44 in Washington, DC is seeking an experienced television Production Manager who will be responsible for the overseeing production operations and executing the production vision of our stations.

Job Duties
  • Cross train, coach and develop members of the production teams
  • Create, document and implement SOPs and workflow
  • Track discrepancies, present results and provide solutions
  • Schedule and implement necessary equipment and software training for staff
  • Collaborate with technical departments and vendors on all system upgrades and fixes
  • Schedule department personnel
  • Ensure all closed captioning requirements are met (breaking news, special programs, etc)
  • Assist DOT on capital projects
  • Work closely with the WRC Engineering staff to ensure control room and studio equipment is properly maintained and repaired
  • Work closely with News Managers to ensure editorial direction translates to successful on air production
  • In conjunction with News Director, manage set look, design and implementations
  • In house and remote production management: conduct sight surveys, vendor hiring, assemble crew, and fill technical requirements
  • Work with Finance team on budgeting launches, special projects and remotes including controlling/negotiating/tracking actual expenditures on these events
  • Implement Disaster Recovery procedures and training that cover the Production Control Room and Studio systems
  • Work independently to develop and manage projects, aggressively meet timelines and related budgets
  • Weekend, evenings and overnight hours required as necessary depending on programming and projects


  • Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum 7 years progressively responsible news production experience
    • Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role in a live broadcast environment

      Additional Job Requirements

      • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
      • Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.
      • Must be 18 years or greater
      • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
      • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

        Desired Qualifications

        • Strong working knowledge of the following equipment: Switchers (Ross, Grass Valley, Sony), Newsroom systems (Dalet), Automation systems (Ross OverDrive), File based server playback (Harmonic Omneon), NLE system (Grass Valley Edius, Adobe Premier), Character generator systems (Chyron Lex, Ross Video Xpression.)
        • Demonstrated ability for project management and execution, including budget, timelines
        • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to ever-changing requirements
        • Multi camera remote production experience
        • Easily adept at handling and completing priorities with a heightened sense of responsiveness
        • Customer service focus and excellent interpersonal skills
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills
        • Team player who is creative and strategic
        • Self-starter with high energy and excellent organizational skills and follow-through ability
        • Ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
        • Solid financial acumen; experience with creating and maintaining production budgets
        • Available at all times to coordinate programming and schedule changes
        • Bilingual English and Spanish

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