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Technical Director 1

Company: TIme Warner Cable
Location: Albany
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Job Description

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 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 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: Spectrum Networks is looking for a Technical Director who 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.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Technical direct and/or 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.

Qualifications:

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
  • Displays proficient technical skills across all operating positions within the control room and adheres to high production standards
  • Technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including video switchers, audio mixers, character generators, robotic camera controls, production automation systems, newsroom editorial software
  • Understanding of patching and signal flow
  • 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
  • 2+ years production environment
  • 2+ years Technical Directing

Keywords: TIme Warner Cable, Albany , Technical Director 1, Other , Albany, New York

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