Master Control Operator/Newscast Director

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WWBT, Gray’s NBC affiliate in Richmond, VA has an immediate opening for a Technical Media Producer. A TMP combines the roles of a traditional newscast director and master control operator.

Richmond, Virginia sits on the James River, about 100 miles west of Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake, and just 70 miles east of Charlottesville.

The U. S. News & World Report says Richmond is the only region in America with whitewater rapids running through its downtown district. Downtown Richmond is anchored by Virginia Commonwealth University, which draws a large crowd of younger part-time residents. World-class museums, a vibrant food scene and a wide array of entertainment options from concerts and theater performances to family-friendly festivals can be found in Richmond. The Richmond metro area features more than 100 local parks and plenty of recreational activities. With a wide range of housing options, the Richmond metro area appeals to a varied demographic, from young families to retirees.

A successful candidate will have experience switching live television, be it in a newscast or a master control setting.

  • Responsibilities include monitoring and logging playback of multiple over the air channels. Monitor and edit automation playlists to ensure correct playback of programming and commercial content.
  • Monitor air to ensure WWBT is adhering to FCC and station guidelines.
  • Ingest commercial content and programming from multiple sources including but not limited to Satellite feeds, FTP delivery, Pitchblue, and Pathfire.
  • Direct newscasts using Ross Overdrive.
  • Operate robotic studio cameras.
  • Assign wireless mics and IFBs to talent as needed.
  • Strong computer and communications skills are required.
  • Knowledge of Crispin automation and Ross Overdrive are both a definite plus.

WWBT operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Successful candidate may be asked to work any shift including weekends or holidays.

3 years experience is preferred.

If you are someone with a technical background and you enjoy a fast- paced live television environment this position may be a perfect fit for you.


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