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Operations Technician

This position is also known as Technical Media Operator.


  • Reports to the newscast technician manager.
  • Oversees the operation, maintenance and storage of various equipment (audio, cameras, digital, graphics, lighting, etc.) used for news production.
  • Assists in the installation, operation and maintenance of sound recording equipment and often serves as a studio floor director, translating what a director wants into action.
  • Ensures the set is tidy and organized and also oversees the props.
  • Maintains the lighting grid and control board and is knowledgeable about broadcast news equipment and software.


  • Able to interact well with news management, on-air talent, multimedia journalists, videographers, the news production team and engineering staff.

Experience Level

  • High school diploma is required and experience in television, film or post- production is preferred.