Under the direction of the Production Manager, performs a variety of duties of a technical equipment nature involving the operation of television broadcast equipment with an emphasis in audio at Milwaukee PBS stations WMVS and WMVT. Work is varied using established procedures requiring judgment and the making of minor decisions including supervision and delegation to other specialists. Supervision received is general in nature while works independently referring unusual situations to the supervisor for decision or advice.
1st shift position, with nights and weekends as needed.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Sets up and operates audio equipment in studio, remote, and EFP (Electronic Field Production) situations. Operates post production audio sweetening equipment. Assist with audio equipment purchasing proposals.
- Ability to operate various television broadcast equipment including on-air automation systems, database systems, servers, EAS, video recorders, switchers, character generators, transmitter monitoring, and other associated equipment as needed.
- Operates video shading in studio and remote situations. Operates media dubbing and ingest equipment. Performs various other operations duties on an occasional basis.
- Collaborates with Television and Video Production instructors; recommends design of student production for classes and labs.
- Assists in providing training in broadcast equipment operations.
- Collaborates with Milwaukee PBS production staff and Engineering staff to define production requirements; MATC IT department to support broadcast equipment integration.
- Attends in-service training, workshops, and other educational activities to keep current on newest trends as required or assigned.
- Keeps current and recommends new strategies on digital trends.
- Ability to lift and set up equipment in studio and remote production situations.
- Drives TV station vehicles
- Performs other related duties as required for the efficient operations of the department
Required Education: Associate's degree in audio engineering, video production, or related field
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in related field is preferred.
Required Experience: Four (4) years' direct work experience in professional level television production audio engineering; or other equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Preferred Experience: Prefer more than five (5) years of relevant experience.
Preferred License/Certification: Completion of specialized training on Avid Pro Tools systems and/or other broadcast equipment operations is desirable.
- Cultivates innovation
- Optimizes work processes
- Ensure accountability
- Interpersonal savvy
- Communicates effectively
- Instills trust
- Customer focus
- Action oriented
- Values differences
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Significant and recent experience in audio for video. Demonstrated proficiency in both live and post production audio. Submission of a DVD or MP4 containing samples of your audio work in television productions.
- Working knowledge of video/audio editing principles and techniques using Avid professional editing systems (Avid Pro Tools) with file based workflows.
- Experience in post audio editing of full length programs for broadcast television and documentary program editing a plus.
- Knowledge of and ability to maintain all appropriate technical standards throughout the editing process.
- Working knowledge of television broadcast digital audio equipment and systems including Dolby 5.1.
- Ability to learn and remain current in new technologies and procedures relative to television broadcast equipment and system operations. Ability to react and quickly solve problems in stressful situations.
- Demonstrated computer literacy.
- Creative abilities as well as equipment operations skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with producers, staff, students, and the general public.
- Ability to communicate effectively on sensitive issues through both oral and written means and to establish effective working relationships with administrators and staff.
- Ability to communicate clearly through both oral and written means.
- Ability to work with culturally diverse employee populations.
- Ability to travel on remote productions.