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Operations Technician/Director

Hearst Television Inc

Lancaster, PA
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Operations Technician/Director

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Location: Lancaster, PA US
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WGAL-TV Hearst Television's NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA has an opening for a part-time Technical Director / Operations Technician for our station’s live fast-paced newscasts. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of broadcast operations and production activities. Candidate will be involved in various aspects of TV broadcasting operations. Operations Technicians will operate studio television cameras, audio consoles, Live Ops switching gear, and any other television related equipment as assigned.  The applicant will have training on how to operate our equipment but the applicant should already possess knowledge about the directing process and television program production in general. The duties will be varied and will not be limited to directing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • This person is responsible for the operation of the equipment used to produce our newscasts.
  • Candidate must be detail oriented and able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • The applicant hired will be working very closely with the News Department and will interact with producers and talent.
  • Part time Director / Operations Technician will work an average of 20-25 hours per week and must be available to work all hours as assigned including mornings and weekends.
  • Employee will be responsible for clean technical execution of the overall look of the newscast.
  • Ability to call and punch a newscast is beneficial. 

Required Skills

  • Must be willing to work schedules that include early mornings hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Applicants must be reliable and punctual.
  • Excellent attention to details; strong computer skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Successful applicant will be a strong self-starter, team player, and goal oriented.


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

Required Experience

  • An in depth knowledge of television station operation with an emphasis on technical directing is highly desirable.
  • The ability to rapidly respond properly to issues that unexpectedly arise is necessary.

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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