The Studio Tech IV ensures that sets, props and technical equipment are ready to use and safely positioned prior to programming; effectively communicate between newsroom managers, local programming team and production; anticipate and prevent problems that could impact the show; serve as a link between the floor and program director to ensure timings are met and the broadcast goes smoothly.
- Verifies studio set and technical equipment are ready to use and safely positioned prior to show start; communicate complex information, any changes and timing cues to on-air talent and production team; execute specific actions that support the show activities.
- Oversees the schedule and workflow; exchange pertinent information with talent, guests and floor crew to ensure timings are met; assist with placement/removal of show props and specialized components for the broadcast; troubleshoot technical problems during live production.
- Assists director with organization and scheduling of studio techs; coordinate schedules with other departments involved; coordinate the work of others; support/implement operational plans to enhance production techniques and services.
- Conducts training on equipment, procedures and operational tasks; mentor and develop the skill sets of production studio team members; identify process improvements and lead others to implement corrective actions.
- Guides work of others who perform essentially the same work. May organize, set priorities, schedule and review work, but has no responsibility to hire, terminate, review performance or make pay decisions.
- Operates a switcher during a live broadcast while making sure to follow cues from a rundown.
- Directs a full production crew during a live newscast.
- Mentors and train other production members on positions in the control room including; audio operation, graphics operation, tele-prompter operating, floor directing and more.
- Directs and technical direct live newscasts, work with producers to ensure production is in line with goal, lead and communicate with production crew to ensure local programming for broadcast goes smoothly.
- Administrative Activities: Copying and Filling out forms/documents.
- Other duties as assigned by the Production Supervisor.
Education & Experience/Certifications
- High school diploma or GED required
- Vocational, technical training or associate degree preferred
- Minimum of 3 years of experience required
Skills & Abilities
- Perform complex and technically demanding work associated with TV production
- Preempt potential problems and provide effective solutions in a fast-paced environment
- Take the lead in understanding and applying new technology, and teach others to become proficient
- Mentor other less experienced members on the team
- Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes.
- Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals or infectious diseases in work setting.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:
Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by Dec. 1, 2021 or your start date, whichever is later, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing. This requirement excludes positions located in Montana.
SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.