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Technical Director - Spectrum News Albany

Date posted 11/30/2018 Requisition Number: 227549BR Location: United States - New York - Albany Zip Code: 12206 Area of Interest: Cable Television Production, Engineering/Technical Operations, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming Position Type: Full Time
Spectrum News Albany is available on channels 1, 9 and 200 exclusively on Spectrum for customers in the New York State Capital region including Saratoga, Glen Falls and Pittsfield, MA. Spectrum News Albany serves the Capital District of eastern New York and Hudson Valley with 24-hour local news, politics, features and weather seven days a week.

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays. The network is focused on the morning news, which means early mornings, but it also means primarily being off about noon

Being one our team means … You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

SUMMARY

The purpose of this position is to execute production of News programming utilizing various types of production equipment during live and recorded segments. Management reserves the right to add, change or revise this job description at any time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
  • Direct and/or technical direct live and taped segments with direction from producer.
  • Operate and maintain working knowledge of production equipment such as video switcher, character generator, remote controlled cameras, audio board, still store, computers, and various automation systems.
  • Prioritize workload based on communication from producer or executive producer.
  • Review final on-air product to assure high quality, notify producers of any potential editorial problems.
  • Develop and document control room procedures.
  • Communicate issues in a daily written report.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems.
  • Lead production team assigned for live or digitized newscast production.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications or other related field is preferred or equivalent education/training/directing experience is required.
  • Minimum of 1 year Technical Directing experience.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detailed oriented and maintain high levels of quality control for taped elements during production.
  • Must have the abilities to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Must work well under pressure.
Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:
  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Dexterity of hands, fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other compute components
  • Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and loss of staff members
  • Participate in an established on-call rotation
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds at varying distances

The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

FCC Unit: 13531 - Eastern NY Business Unit: Spectrum Networks Apply Later

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