Teleprompter, WMAQ-TV

Posted: 8/24/2019

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


  • Check equipment/system upon arriving to each shift to ensure functionality
  • Follow Show Director commands and react appropriately in live scenarios when unscripted situations develop
  • Recognize and react to a variety of reading styles, pace, dialects/accents etc.
  • Identify when on-air talent goes off-script in order to pause and recover when going back on-script
  • Cross train in other technical production areas to broaden skill set.


  • Must join the NABET union if not a current member
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in broadcast technical operations
  • Minimum 2 years of Teleprompter experience
  • Proficiency with Win Cue Prompter or other teleprompter programs
  • Must be proficient working with Dalet and wireless transmitters and receivers.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills required to be successful in our fluid environment with live shows
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to be able to communicate professionally across various departments, and provide good customer service to other employees and guests who need help with microphone preparation and placement.
  • Ability to work all shifts, including early mornings, evenings, holidays, weekends and/or late breaking news to support the 24x7 on-air broadcast environment

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to this job to be considered

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interface with all levels of management and user community
  • Self-starter who demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Able to quickly learn a broad array of technologies and apply that knowledge to real-world problems
  • Effective performer under aggressive timelines and high-pressure situations
  • Extensive experience working under deadlines with a major-market News Department
  • In-depth experience ingesting, trimming, migrating, playing out and archiving news material
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent root-cause analysis and problem-solving skills.

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