The production technician will operate auxiliary equipment as part of FOX32’s live news and sports productions.
Audio / Music / Sound
Grip / Lighting / Electric
Live Event / On Location Services
Greater Chicago Area
Aug 11, 2023
The production technician will operate auxiliary equipment as part of FOX32’s live news and sports productions. These include but are not limited to robotic cameras, graphics and audio. The ability to excel under pressure in the fast-paced environment of live local news alongside a talented team of producers and directors is required.
Responsibilities include: serve as technical co-pilot for all news and sports programming, experience with studio LED lighting, ETC lighting consoles, Ross studio camera robotics, SSL audio consoles, and Chyron graphics system the ability to mix multiple audio sources during any news or sports program, experience in an automated production control room environment, interaction with talent and guests using excellent interpersonal communication, verbal skills and a professional demeanor is critical.
- Other duties may include recording news and programming feeds and tuning in Satellite and Microwave signals, preparing content for broadcast by ingesting and timing media as well as judging technical quality.
- Previous experience with or ability to learn Grass Valley iTX master control automation system is also helpful.
- Knowledge of windows server/client platforms, high performance storage systems and video encoding/delivery systems is a plus.
- Five or more years of television production experience is preferred.
- Must have strong attention to detail and the ability to proactively isolate and resolve technical problems within network and broadcast systems.
- You must be a team player that is able to work independently as required.
- You must have in-depth troubleshooting skills and the ability to perform successfully under pressure are essential.
- You must be able to multi-task.
- Previous experience and knowledge in an IT architecture infrastructure is a plus.
- Must be flexible with schedule including working on weekends and holidays.
- The ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time, climb ladders, and lift up to 50 lbs is needed.
- Position requires membership in NABET Local 41 union.