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Technician/Newscast Technical Director (Full time, Regular)
WTTG is seeking a talented and creative technical director to switch our top rated newscasts. Some of our newscasts are produced using the Sony ELC automation system, and some newscasts are punched manually. The ideal candidate will be strong in both situations. Experience as a director in an automated environment is a plus. Duties include operating Sony ELC automation, Sony MV8000 video switcher, SSL audio C100 and C10 audio consoles, Chyron Camio/ISQ system, Chyron Mosaic and PowerClips and Vinten robotic cameras. The Technician/Newscast Technical Director may be called upon to fill a variety of production roles for our newscasts and prep material for air on our two stations. Other roles may include, audio board operator, character generator operator, robotic camera operator, floor director and MC. Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred. 3 years recent TV experience as a Technical Director is required. Work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. HS diploma or equivalent required, college preferred. The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above but we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these skills. WTTG/WDCA is a 24/7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. Ref posting source and position #60569
ELC Director (Full Time, Regular)
WTTG is seeking an experienced and creative newscast director/technical director to join its production team. We utilize a fully automated control room to produce ten hours of live news daily. The ideal candidate will have experience with a production automation system, preferably Sony ELC. Knowledge of the Sony 8000 switcher, ChyronHego tools (Camio, Axis & Luci), robotic cameras and iNews are a plus. Additional duties may include directing weekly political and sports shows, promos, satellite interviews and pre-produced segments. Qualifications: HS Diploma (or equivalent) required. College degree preferred. 5 years TV studio work. Varied shifts OT, weekend & holidays. At least 5 years of experience directing news or related content. Ability to lead, thrive under pressure and succeed in the fast-paced environment of live local news. Ref posting source and position #60525
Reporter: (Full Time, Regular)
WTTG is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Reporter. Individual will research, write, produce and report stories -- both live and taped -- for on-air newscasts, streaming webcasts & special stories. Work w/ producers, editors, & photographers to create and produce news stories & investigations. Must have excellent live reporting, writing, and storytelling skills, as well as proven social media skills; contributions, consistent digital engagement and followers. Ability to work under stressful conditions and deadlines is a must. Maintaining a strong roster of contacts and sources is required. Work accurately/efficiently within time constraints.
Qualifications: BA/BS Degree and at least three years exp. in broadcast TV reporting in top 75 market required. Strong working knowledge of the technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based newsgathering tools. Must possess specific expertise in research and computer-assisted reporting. Must be a strong writer and communicator. A professional appearance is essential. Must annunciate clearly, and maintain a clear delivery during both live and taped reports. Local/national travel, weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Proficiency with newsroom computers and related software required. Must be able to drive. Candidates must submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements and tape. Ref posting source & position # 60344.
Photographer (Regular, Full Time)
Electronic news gathering position that requires both editing and/or videography. Cover general news assignments in a fast-paced news environment using electronic camera & editing equipment; applying techniques appropriate to each story. Understanding of different camera/media formats required. Qualifications: HS diploma required, college degree preferred. Varied shifts OT, weekend & holidays. Lift/carry 50lbs equipment. Must be able to drive, have proof of insurance, obtain a valid driver’s license and maintain a clean MVR. Understanding of different camera/media formats required. 3 years recent on-the-street TV news photography experience required. Must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced news environment. Sat truck experience a plus. Excellent photography, lighting, audio, non-linear editing, and computer skills required. Ref posting source and position #60523
WTTG is seeking an individual for an immediate opportunity as a Writer/Producer (Planner). Individual will write and produce compelling segments for both television and digital platforms. Will be responsible for setting up live interviews, producing news segments, pitching stories, and actively engaged in daily news gathering. The individual will be responsible for writing accurate copy for multiple platforms, including website and social media. Also responsible for coordinating daily and future coverage with the Executive Producers, Assignment Desk, Planners, and Reporters. May be called upon to field produce or write for other newscasts. Will create graphics and edit video for air and live newscasts during breaking news. Website and social media responsibilities include produce original, engaging content for our station’s digital platforms, including our website, mobile apps and social media pages. Identify, write and publish stories that are compelling to a digital audience. Update breaking news, create photo galleries, upload videos, stream live breaking news events and consistently engage users on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Constantly monitor social media platforms and respond to the station’s social audience. Other duties as deemed appropriate to be assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent work experience required. The candidate must possess a minimum three years’ experience as a television newscast or Segment Producer in a medium to major market. Candidate must have strong news judgment, good writing skills, knowledge of current events and excellent communication and people skills. Must handle pressure well including the ability to handle breaking news. Knowledge of TV production techniques and newsroom computer systems required. Must be creative, detail-oriented, and a problem solver. Exceptional news judgment a must. The ability to react quickly, multi-task, handle situations, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is essential. Excellent print/web writing and copy editing skills. Solid understanding of web publishing standards and ability to create a good user experience.
Knowledge of content management systems, basic HTML and photo editing skills a plus. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Ability to prioritize effectively and under pressure. Demonstrated ability to produce engaging content for social media users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. A working knowledge of metropolitan Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia (DMV) history and culture is preferred. Weekends, holidays and varied hours required. Ref posting source and #60405
Maintenance Technician (Part-time, Per Diem)
Duties include: troubleshooting digital and IP broadcast electronic equipment to the component level in cameras, routers, switchers, microwave, transmitters, and associated terminal equipment. Maintenance and repair of technical equipment, installation of new equipment, and support of plant operations. Maintain studio and field cameras, media servers, digital audio consoles, Production and Master Control automation, and Chyron graphic systems. The successful candidate must be a problem solver who will be responsible for both corrective and scheduled preventive maintenance on television equipment, including P2 equipment, switchers, ENG equipment, servers, transmitters, as well as computers, network, and telecom equipment. Component level electronic troubleshooting skills as well as exceptional IT skills are required. Must have an understanding of computers and microprocessors as they apply to broadcasting equipment. Current, relevant experience with digital video compression/encoding techniques, ATSC /MPEG transmission, and Bitcentral Newsroom is a definite plus. UHF IOT transmitter experience is also preferred.
Must have a General Class FCC license and/or SBE certification. Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited electronics school or college with 6 years’ experience in broadcast maintenance. Must be able to lift and carry forty-five (45) pounds and with equipment, traverse walking distances, up and down stairs, and rough terrain, to complete essential job functions. Must have a clean MVR and be willing to obtain a valid driver’s license. Local travel, OT, weekends and holiday may be required. Reference posting source and position #60489
Studio/MC Technician (Freelance)
Fill a variety of production roles for our newscasts and prep material for air on our two stations. Roles may include, technical director, audio board operator, character generator operator, robotic camera operator and floor director. Also master control commercial and program prep. May also operate master control during live sports and at other times. Operate Sony ELC automation and Sony MV8000 video switcher. Operate Sony MV8000 video switcher in manual mode (w/o ELC control). Operate SSL audio C100 and C10 audio console and all associated audio equipment. Operate Chyron Camio/ISQ system, controlling Chyron Mosaic and PowerClips servers. Operate Vinten robotic cameras. Floor direct and provide cues to talent in the studio. Use iNews computer and Sony ELC playlist viewer. Use Miranda iTX master control system to prepare programming and commercial content for air. Edit the iTX playlist as needed to add, delete and adjust programming and commercial segments for air. Operate iTX during live programming, including sports, to trigger commercial breaks on cue and adjust for programming which is over or under the programmed length.
Work professionally as part of a cohesive team within specific time constraints. HS diploma or equivalent required, college pref. 1 year recent commercial TV experience required. The ideal candidate will have all of the skills and experience listed above but we will consider applicants who have strong abilities in some or most of these skills. WTTG/WDCA is a 24x7 operation. Varied shifts, OT, weekends & holidays will be required. Reference posting source and position #60241
WTTG & WDCA offers an academic credit internship program for college juniors and seniors, receiving college credit for internships from an accredited four-year educational institution; with a major in Communications, Journalism or a related field. Click here for more details.
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