Production Technician

Posted at 12:57 PM, Jul 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-23 14:40:10-04

Job Posting

Job Title: FT Production Technician

Station: WTKR-TV

Reports to: News Operations Manager

PURPOSE/REASON FOR THE POSITION: The primary responsibility of the Production Technician is to direct newscasts, run audio; operate robotics and other production duties as assigned.


-Direct clean newscasts

-Ability to run audio for any newscast

-Operate robotics/prompter for any assigned newscast

-Assist other directors in pre-production for any newscast

-Interact and work as a team with News, Graphics and News Production.

-Support the Production Tech Supervisor with long-term news production projects

-Experience with posting webcasts to the internet

-Experience with Final Cut Pro editing

-Oversee episodic production as requested


Must be able to direct newscasts, run audio and/or robotics/cambotics for any and all newscasts. Must have 1 year of directing. Overdrive and Final Cut Pro is preferred. Must be flexible with regard to working hours, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines. Must possess the dexterity to operate typewriter, computer, editing systems and other such equipment. Minimum of 2 yeas experience in broadcasting/television.

Statement about Other Duties:

The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.

Interested parties should submit resume and references to:

Kevin Rafferty, News Operations Manager, WTKR-TV, 720 Boush Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, 757 446 1000, or

WTKR-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer