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Technical Operator

Hearst Television Inc

Des Moines, IA
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Technical Operator

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KCCI-TV, the Hearst Television CBS affiliate in Des Moines is seeking applicants for a Part-time Technical Operator in the Engineering department.  Experience operating professional video camera, audio, and master control equipment is preferred.  The right candidate will possess exceptional news production experience and a creative and winning attitude.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate broadcast studio or master control equipment, which can include cameras, switchers, audio consoles or automation software.  Work night and weekend shifts, for production of live newscasts. 
  • An aptitude for teamwork, and attention to detail. 
  • Consistent availability to work on weekends and holidays. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the TV Operations Manager

Required Skills

  • Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems, transmission, and satellite communications


  • Some college education preferred.  Current students welcome.   

Required Experience

  • Experienced operating professional video cameras and/or television master control equipment in a live production setting.

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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