Production Director/Assistant Chief Engineer - Full Time
Feb 12, 2015
WWRS-TV: Production Director / Assistant Chief Engineer
Job Status: Full time, position located in Brookfield, WI
Oversee all aspects of studio productions including scheduling, and supervising, crews. Produces, and/or directs many of the programs shot in our studio. Must be proficient with a wide range of studio and audio/video equipment and must be able to edit using non-linear editing equipment including Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. Must have good communication skills and be able to work with and train the volunteers, or professional media personnel we hire as independent contractors that crew our local TBN productions. Is willing to work with, and/train, media representatives from area churches to assist them in producing, or improving the quality of production, on their local Praise The Lord programs.
Responsible for reviewing “out of house” programs and spots for appropriate content, length and technical quality. Ingests local, paid and out of house program materials into the automation system for broadcast.
Operates, and trains others to operate, automated master control equipment. Trouble shoots and performs light maintenance on studio equipment, and automation system, under the supervision of the Chief Engineer. Is primary on call support and first responder for automation system related alarms, or problems that occur after hours and on weekends.
Processes daily logs as needed. Uploads edited logs to the automation system, or supervises these activities when performed by other staff members. Verifies proper operation of the stations PSIP/Program guide equipment, updates program guide content as needed.
Acts as Backup Engineer/Operator for the WWRS-TV transmitter site. Is capable of performing transmitter readings, verifying waveform readings and numeric limits using appropriate DTV test equipment. Starts, and stops the transmitter, adds or drops individual cabinets as needed to meet minimum FCC licensed requirements. Will be on call 24/7 to respond to FCC required transmitter issues, when the Chief Engineer is not available.
Due to safety considerations, this person will not be asked to perform any internal electrical maintenance on the transmitter unless they are accompanied by a qualified broadcast engineer, trained in electronic equipment maintenance, OSHA and TBN safety procedures and is qualified to operate the stations transmitter.
Management skills a must, and familiarity with broadcast transmitters, FCC regulations, component level equipment maintenance, field production, computer systems, or IT experience, is a plus.
This person will also perform any other duties assigned to them by the Chief Engineer or Station Manager
This person reports directly to the Chief Engineer and ultimately to the Station Manager and will be evaluated by the manager in terms of general employee performance.