WGN-TV has an immediate opening for a Technical Director Engineer to work in a dynamic broadcast environment. The successful candidate will be able to operate a wide variety of equipment in our state-of-the-art Ross Overdrive control rooms. The successful candidate will be responsible for switching fast paced newscasts and recorded programming. The candidate must have strong computer skills and be able to learn new technologies.
The successful candidate will be able to listen to directorís commands and react swiftly and accurately. Must be able to prepare and switch video elements during live and pre-recorded programming while ensuring all content meets WGNís quality standards. Must be able to build switcher effects, create Ross templates and shots. Be able to communicate and document effectively and concisely to the rest of the team.
Must be proficient with operation of broadcast equipment within assigned area, including but not limited to Technical Directing functions: switchers, routing, CGs, video playback, remote camera operation. May be asked to train others or create training documentation.
Interested candidate must be a team player. Other engineering experience a plus in areas of audio, robotic camera, transmission or Steadicam. Experience with Ross Overdrive required.
Five years total experience in professional live television broadcast operations required.
You must be detail-oriented and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Working knowledge of common business software applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Must be self-sufficient and have a press-on-regardless attitude.
The WGN-TV facility originates WGN-TV/Channel 9 as well as three national networks and a 24-hour cable news operation. This position is a full time staff position which will require membership in IBEW.
WGN-TV is located seven miles northwest of downtown Chicago just minutes from I-94. We offer excellent benefits and a competitive salary as well as free on-site parking for employees. Do you have what it takes to be on our team? Send us your resume and take your first step towards becoming a part of the WGN-TV crew!
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