Operations Technician

Posted by Hearst Television

Needham, MA
Posted: 2019-12-15


WCVB, the Hearst Television station in Boston, MA has an opening for a part-time Broadcast Operations Technician. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. The Operations Technician will be responsible to communicate effectively with the news, and production departments as this is integral for a smooth outcome of newscasts. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.


  • Operate robotic cameras
  • Floor Direct
  • Moving and handling of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions (this could mean assisting in moving heavy equipment)
  • Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of sets and floors
  • Maintain and understand lighting grid and control board with knowledge to maintain proper programming. Ability to climb ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures as needed.
  • Dress microphone’s and IFB’s for all on camera appearances
  • Basic multi-media computer skill and familiarity with current Internet technology
  • Assist with promotional effort at station-sponsored community events as assigned.
  • Work as needed in control room in technical positions (including camera control, audio and TD)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Crew Chief and Engineering Management


Experience Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience working as an operations technician at a commercial television
  • station with extensive experience operating a wide variety of broadcast equipment preferred
  • Related military experience will be considered

Qualification Requirements:

  • Solid background in operation of broadcast television systems and equipment preferred


  • College Degree preferred but not required
  • Military training and experience will be considered


Apply today at Hearst Television

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer