News Operations Technical Manager

Published On: Dec 16 2013 12:47:15 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 18 2014 06:55:31 PM EST

Position Title: News Operations Technical Manager

Date of Opening: December 12, 2013

Company: PNS - WDIV-TV 4

FT/PT: Full Time

Location of Position: 550 West Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Michigan

Responsibilities: WDIV-TV Local 4, the Post Newsweek owned - NBC station in Detroit, Michigan is looking for an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing WDIV-TVs news technical operations on all platforms including digital. Must be an experienced technology specialist who will act as a direct liaison between news and engineering and news partners, i.e. NBC, CNN, Total Traffic, etc. A strong background in TV operations and broadcasting is required with a minimum of three - five years in direct operations management preferred. NOTE: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a broadcast /IT engineering or broadcast journalism/production program preferred - Broad knowledge of information technology including: Non- linear editing, digital field production equipment, IT infrastructure and field newsgathering technology - Very strong interpersonal skills and communication skills; effective team player. Will oversee staffing and supervisory duties to include hiring, scheduling, training, and evaluating of various news personnel - Solid business acumen and understanding of business financials, will manage overtime, satellite feeds, equipment needs, vehicle repairs, and special coverage expenses - Plan and execute technical production of scheduled news, breaking news, and local news and sports specials - Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects effectively and stay focused on core business deliverables - Serves as the go-to lead manager for projects involving the engineering, production and news departments - Knowledge of studio news production - Other duties as assigned by the News Director Comments: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, disability, matriculation or affiliation. Any offer of employment is conditioned on successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam and drug screen, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

EOE/DRUG-FREE

Contact Information:

Name or Department: Kim Voet, News Director

Address: 550 West Lafayette Blvd. Detroit, Michigan 48226

Email: kimv@wdiv.com

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