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Operator Technician - PT

Hearst Television, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Duration: Part-Time


WTAE-TV, the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA is interviewing candidates for a part-time broadcast Operator Technician.

Job Responsibilities:

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. 

Experience Requirements:

Preference will be given to applicants who have training in broadcast communications and job experience in Television Control Rooms and studio operations.  The ideal candidate will have a great deal of prior experience with computer file based workflows.Related military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:                                     

Applicants must be capable of a high degree of independent thought and action as there is little routine supervision of this position. Must be able to make judgments quickly and perform tasks on schedule with a very low rate of error.  Applicants must be able to ascertain whether equipment is malfunctioning so that maintenance techs and/or managers can be notified in a timely manner to effect repairs.  Any serious applicant must be highly computer literate, comfortable working with a wide variety of computer applications.  Must be able to learn fast.  Applicants must also be reliable and punctual and be able to work varied shifts including overnight, holidays and weekends.  Must have a valid PA Driver’s license and reliable personal transportation.   

Education:                                          

Technical School Degree, Electronics Certification, and/or SBE TV Broadcast Certification desirable.   Military training and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law.  HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements. 

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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