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TV Operations Manager

TV Operations Manager
KGUN 9 and KWBA in Tucson are both stations owned by E.W. Scripps, a company rich in media history while staying focused on the future. Scripps is one of the nation's largest independent TV station owners. Our 33 television stations and 34 radio stations are vibrant businesses. From this position of strength in TV, Radio and Digital, we are working to stay ahead of the ways in which people use technology to find news and information. But no matter what platform we use, we will always ascribe to our longtime motto: Give light and the people will find their own way.
We are seeking a dynamic TV Operations Manager responsible for scheduling and coordinating production and master control personnel work schedules. They also oversee studio maintenance such as lighting, etc. and assisting with preparing the studio and staff for special events and programs held in the studios.

Key Responsibilities:
Studios: Scheduling, Coordinating and Maintaining
Assist in scheduling and recording reserved studio time; including, but not limited to special event set up and meetings
Oversee and correctly coordinate the efficient and satisfactory use of studios and equipment as well as the physical maintenance of studios
Assist in any studio change necessities
Work with and provide requested assistance to the production manager to achieve and maintain the lighting look and integrity of the news and other sets.
Coordinate Production & Master Control Personnel Work schedules
Verify as factual time cards for entire production and master control department
Create and coordinate annual vacation schedules
Keep detailed records of employees time off
Maintain daily emergency scheduled fill ins for vacant positions as needed
Assign and schedule editors for promotion
Direct news and fill- in for various positions as needed
Read/Follow up on Newscast discrepancy reports
Address problems and determine solutions for proper corrective procedures via written discrepancy reports and one on one meetings
Work closely with the news department leadership and work collaboratively to create the best product
Department Morale and team builder
Supervisor is on call person as needed for news production
Be readily available and receptive to employees/staff regarding any complaints
Video stock, camera gear - coordination and maintenance
Purchase expendables, example - lighting, filters, gaffers tape, lowell lamps, etc.
Special Productions
Help other departments with coordination and set up of special events
Special event coordination, set up and supervision of crews
Determine technical and personnel requirements for special productions in the field
Troubleshoot technical difficulties

Education & Experience:
4 year college degree preferred or equivalent work experience
TV studio operations experience
Leadership experience:
Minimum 5 years studio broadcast experience
3 years broadcast directing required
Master Control experience preferred but not required
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work well with all levels of personnel and departments to plan and negotiate.
Strong organizational skills
Must be detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize projects and tasks
Strong project planning skills and able to handle multiple projects and tasks at the same time.
Excellent oral and written communication skills (multi tasker).
Strong functional knowledge of the broadcast industry
Keen sense for anticipating issues and resolving them before they occur
Work environment:
Job requires squatting, lifting, climbing.
The Production Supervisor is the "on-call" person, to be available on an as-needed basis for news production for the p.m. shift
Able to lift up to fifty pounds and climb ladders and other equipment.


E.W. Scripps is an equal opportunity employer

DEADLINE: 2016-05-31