Operations Technician

Hearst Television, Sacramento, CA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Part-Time

KCRA has an opening for a part-time Broadcast Operations Technician. The Operations Technician operates the equipment required to acquire and distribute on-air video and audio.  This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location. In-person attendance is required.

Job Responsibilities:

•             Learn and operate our prompters.

•             Learn and perform studio operations like dressing microphones and IFB’s for on camera appearances.

•             Moving and handling of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions (this could mean assisting in moving heavy equipment).

•             Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of set and floors.

•             Learn and operate our lighting grid and control board (this could mean climbing ladders to adjust lighting).

•             Basic multi-media computer skill and familiarity with current internet technology and computer use.

•             Assist with promotional effort at station-sponsored community events as assigned.

•             Learn and work in complex technical positions like Audio, Master Control, Air Support, and Technical Directing.

•             Other duties as assigned by Engineering management after proper training.


•             Background in operation of broadcast television systems and equipment preferred.

•             Experience with Master Control Operations including Automation, Studio Robotics Systems, Video Servers, Content Acquisition and Preparation, Audio/Video Console Operation, are highly valued but can be taught to the right candidate.

•             Flexibility to work various days and shifts to cover gaps in scheduling as needed.

•             Ability to work effectively with a team of like-minded professionals is a must.

•             Ability to perform with accuracy while under pressure is a must.

Education and Experience  

•             Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.

•             Military training and experience will be considered.

•             Regardless of prior experience you must be willing and capable of learning our unique systems inside reasonable time windows

Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees 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 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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