Technical Director - Spectrum News Ohio

Full Time Columbus, Ohio Posted 10/14/2021 Areas of interest: Production, Technical Operations, TV Programming Requisition Number: 293645BR NOP125
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.

Being on 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 in 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.

What we’re looking for: The Technical Director is responsible for the technical aspects of production of live and recorded television news and/or sports content from multiple control rooms, studios and/or remote locations.

  • Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Direct and/or technical direct the audio and visual portions of live and recorded television through the use of automated production systems
  • Collaborate with editorial and technical personnel to produce high quality, compelling content
  • Work with operations and production leaders and engineering staff to continually refine workflows, creating new efficiencies and capabilities and providing feedback on control room procedures
  • Document technical procedures and processes
  • Assist in training the production staff
  • Notify the editorial team in a timely manner of any potential editorial problems
  • Operate robotic camera controls and audio mixing console
  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Communicate issues in a written report
  • Set-up and maintain studio equipment
  • Lead production team assigned for live or recorded news or sports production
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations
  • Ability to work as a leader in the control room
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and interact with all personnel within the organization
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including video switchers, audio mixers, character generators, DVE’s, robotic camera controls, production automation systems, newsroom editorial software and automated on-air playout systems
  • Competent understanding/skills related to shot composition, lighting and aesthetics
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate solutions
  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Dependable, a self-starter and operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy

Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in television production, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in a Production environment

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:
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • 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 schedule conflicts
NOP125 293645 293645BR

Our Commitment During COVID-19 Your health and safety is important to us, as such we’re using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines.

Get to Know Us Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you’re joining a strong community of more than 95,000 individuals working together to serve more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Watch this video to learn more.

Who You Are Matters Here We’re committed to growing a workforce that reflects our communities, and providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement. Learn about our inclusive culture.

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