WGAL, the Hearst Television NBC affiliate in the Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA market has an opening for a Part-time broadcast Operations Technician. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. The Operations Technician will be responsible to communicate effectively with the production department, as this is integral for a smooth outcome of newscasts. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.
Operate cameras and studio floor directing
Contribute and collaborate with Directors and Producers
Moving and handling of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions (this could mean assisting in moving heavy equipment)
Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of set and floors
Maintain and understand lighting grid and control board with knowledge to maintain proper programming. Ability to climb ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures as needed
Dress microphones and IFBs for all on-camera appearances
Basic multi-media computer skill and familiarity with current Internet technology including downloading of materials for promos and commercial client spots
Assist with facility maintenance and technical projects as required
Work as needed in control room in technical positions (including live shot setup, audio and director)
Other duties as assigned by the Broadcast Operations Manager
In-person attendance is required
Prior experience working in operations at a commercial television station, college, high school or technical school, related military experience -OR- strong interest in broadcasting, broadcast technology, camera and audio operation. Prior work experience outside of the broadcast industry will also be considered.
At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That’s why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.
Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry’s premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.