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WAFF 48 News, Huntsville Alabama
Main Duties:
WAFF 48 News, the #1 rated station in the Huntsville Alabama DMA has an immediate opening for an experienced News Operations Manager. This key newsroom position is responsible for managing the technical operations for at the direction of the News Director. This position manages all photographers, editors, production staff, and vehicle fleet. This position requires a strong working knowledge of ENG, SNG, and Wireless transport systems, non-linear edit systems, News ENG operations, News Photography, and all Production positions.
Required Knowledge:
Candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience in electronic news gathering. You must be able to communicate clearly and deal effectively under pressure with colleagues and the public. The job description includes assisting with but is not limited to: You will be expected to work as a news liaison to the Engineering Department to oversee all news technical operations and maintain smooth operations of all electronic news gathering tools, Work with News journalists to ensure they have the proper equipment, and that it is in good working order, Work with the News Assignment Desk and Producers to coordinate coverage using the best technology in the best locations, manage equipment, recommend equipment purchases, apply progressive workflows into daily news gathering, and maintain quality control of all news broadcast.
Required Experience:
Candidate is responsible for the critiquing the work of his or her staff on a regular basis, manage scheduling and monitor overtime for Photographers, Production staff, and News Editors. In this management position, the successful candidate has excellent news judgment, a strong ability to mobilize and execute technical coverage during breaking news. This leader must be passionate about the art of news gathering. Leading by example in all aspects of news gathering is expected as is ability to fill in on multiple positions as needed.
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Application Process:
To apply send resume and links to your work to; . No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V