Technical Operator in Dayton, OH at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Job Description: The Technical Operator will play an integral part in the “on-air” operations for CMG Ohio. This person will be responsible to work as both a Technical Director and Master Control Operator.


Key activities:  The Technical Operator will be a problem solver, energetic, service oriented, well organized, detailed oriented and able to multi-task in a high energy fast paced evolving environment to support the Engineering/Newsroom operations.  The successful candidate must have a strong technical aptitude with the ability to understand the newscast operation and workflow.



Operational responsibilities

  • Responsible for production control room equipment
  • Work with Producers in the control room to produce a newscast minimizing errors
  • Troubleshoot issues that may occur in the control room during newscasts
  • Operates all necessary equipment for each newscast
  • Operates multiple assets of our Master Control and Production Control rooms


Cross-functional team player

    • Foster open communication with staff, and support team's vision, direction, and priorities
  • Collaborates with the newsroom on broadcast related issues
    • Support a positive business climate which motivates employees
    • Demonstrate the flexibility necessary to adjust to changing/additional duties and responsibilities as the markets and company changes
  • Must be a team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced rapidly changing environment



What we look for

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent years of experience
  • Minimum 1 year working in broadcast or related field
  • Responsible for video editing and video production
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Must have a basic understanding of the newscast operations
  • Able to work weekends and various shifts to cover our 24-hour operation


Preferred Experience

  • Video production experience
  • Working knowledge of grass valley Ignite software
  • Experience working in Master Control


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