Engineer in Charge

Hearst Television, Needham, MA, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

WCVB TV, Boston’s News Leader and the Hearst Television station serving greater Boston, has an opening for an Engineer in Charge (EIC). This key position supports daily production efforts for in-house and remote operations.

Job Responsibilities Include:

  •  Maintain operations schedules
    • Be available for assistance as needed including off hours.
    • Balance scheduling between staffing capability and costs
    • Supervise part time and freelance hours.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in When to Work, the scheduling tool for staffing is a plus.
    • Provide mentoring and support confidential personal interactions as needed.
    • Support staff development by creating, overseeing and executing training plans.
  • Studio and remote production planning and coordination
    • Be a steady and available resource to WCVB News teams.
    • Oversee live productions, to include studio debates and telethons; and WCVB’s coverage of America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade, Boston’s Holiday Lights, and coverage of the Boston Marathon.
  • Support Master Control Operations
    • Assure operators are familiar with current operating procedures and that compliance items are communicated and kept up to date.
    • Coordinate system upgrades with maintenance and follow-on orientation for operators.
    • Support coordination between Programming, Traffic, Sales, Creative and HTV Traffic Hub and WESH.
  • Work with Engineering Management on the planning and progress of capital and corporate projects.
  • Stay current on technological and operational issues.
  • Inspire the operations technicians, leading by example.


2+ years of experience working as an operations technician at an affiliated commercial television station or equivalent. Direct and recent experience operating a variety of broadcast equipment.   The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-paced news operation.  


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

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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