Technical Director Hearst Television -

Apply by 2018-01-28

KOAT-TV has an opening for an experienced Technical Director/Master Control Operator for our station’s live fast-paced newscasts and Master Control Operations. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of broadcast operations and production activities. The TD/MCO will work together with directors and producers in planning newscasts and pre-production activities.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • The position is responsible for the visual direction of newscasts
  • Successful candidate will provide creative input and will work closely with the newscast producer and production crew
  • Employee will be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast
  • Newscast execution with Sony Switcher, ENPS, VIS RT Graphics and Bitcentral video
  • Coordinate live and taped programming for broadcast
  • Maintaining on air operation to include running commercials, network and local programming
  • Monitors multiple channels to ensure regulatory compliance and quality signals
  • Operate Harris Automation equipment
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures
  • Observing transmitters and taking readings as necessary
  • Maintains program logs and reports discrepancies
  • Executes, edits, updates and appends playlists
  • Acquires content from various distributors
  • Studio camera operations

Experience Requirements:

  • Should have 2+ years of experience working as a technical director at a commercial television station with extensive experience in the operation of a wide variety of broadcast equipment.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Computer literacy is mandatory
  • Candidate must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Applicant must be able to multi-task
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be flexible with work schedules, work week may require weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements


  • College Degree in Broadcast Communications or related field preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

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