Technician, Operations

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Job Title
Technician, Operations

Bachelor’s Degree

Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Nexstar – WTNH – New Haven, CT 06510 US (Primary)


Job Type

Job Description
Engineering Operator

WTNH News 8 in New Haven, Connecticut, is looking for a full-time Engineering Operator who is self-motivated, detail oriented, and a team player with strong interpersonal skills. Candidate will be responsible for monitoring multiple air channels, acquiring, ingesting and preparing content, executing playlists, maintaining regulatory compliance, assuring quality control of on air product, and documenting transmission events.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recording, segmentation, and playback of long form programming
  • Setup of microwave and satellite feeds for news and programming
  • Monitoring and taking readings of the main television transmitter and translator
  • Maintains program and transmitter logs
  • Follow FCC monitoring and EAS procedures
  • Reports equipment issues and transmission discrepancies
  • Monitoring and operation of station automation system that controls the on air switching

This person is responsible for the operation of the equipment used to produce our newscasts. The applicant hired will be working very closely with the News Department, and will interact with producers and talent.


  • The ability to rapidly respond properly to issues that unexpectedly arise is necessary
  • Must have computer and software experience
  • Prior exposure to television station operations and newscast production a plus

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Applicants must be reliable and punctual
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours and shifts including holidays and weekends
  • 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
  • Knowledge iNEWS a plus
  • Ability to learn specialized software applications
  • Aptitude for operating electronic equipment for broadcast and production requirements

Technical school or completion of college level technical courses a plus or equivalent work experience

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
Must be able to stand, sit, reach, climb, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls. Repetitive movements are required.

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity Employer


Pre-employment Background and MVR Screening required.

Qualified Candidates must use apply online. Please remember to attach your resume.

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