Job Description:

The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Mobile Production Technician to oversee and operate our Mobile Production Unit (MPU).  This is a full time position with benefits that is based in Richmond and reports to the Director of our Central Virginia Studios.

This position is responsible for supporting and executing live/recorded programming and conducting quality control of all outgoing feeds in the MPU. This requires adjusting, aligning and integrating all elements of the truck equipment inventory to provide a mobile production facility as required by events. Elements may include cameras, lenses, video servers and other video recording devices. The Mobile Production Technician will also respond to and report on client concerns regarding transmission paths and coordinate conference bridges. When the truck is not in use, this position will support the general production work in the Richmond area.

Successful candidates will have 3+ years’ experience in broadcast transmission environments with an emphasis on digital video broadcast and web streaming.  Candidates should be familiar with Ross Carbonite Switchers, Xpression Graphics, Yamaha audio mixing systems and Clear Com. Experience with terminal gear, Grass Valley LDX 80 Cameras and RTS intercom systems is a plus. Candidates should have excellent troubleshooting skills, especially under time and resource constraints, and be able to visually identify video signal issues, noise, pixilation, etc. Candidates should be able to interact with a wide variety of individuals and work independently with little to no supervision.

Candidates should be able to work a flexible schedule including night and weekend hours, be available for travel, and must have a valid Virginia driver’s license with a clean driving record.          

The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs. Visit us at to learn more.

Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.

The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Location: 
Richmond, VA
United States
Job Category: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
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Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to or mail to Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street Richmond VA 23235. Submissions without this information will not be considered.

This position is open until January 2, 2018.