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News Operations Manager

Company: Nexstar Media Group Inc.
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

KSNT 27 News is looking for a news operations manager. We need someone with broadcast experience to oversee the technical and production values of our content across all media platforms. This is a position for someone who loves news and can routinely shoot content in the field, manage our equipment and be trained to operate our drone, the Sky Tracker. We produce 45+ hours of local content on the NBC, FOX and ABC stations in a competitive news market. We operate out of a state-of-the-art studio and equip staff with top-notch equipment.

Topeka is located between two major division one colleges, University of Kansas and Kansas State University. We are one hour west of Kansas City in a thriving city that is focused on recruiting younger professionals and families to the area.

Job Description:

* Plans staffing and training for the Production Control Room, including directors and news editors
* Trains employees in the use of all engineering, production control room and newsroom equipment, including switchers, cameras, monitors, microphones, and lights
* Provides timely technical operations support for news broadcasts and other live and recorded programs.
* Monitors broadcasts to ensure that programs conform to station quality standards, policies and regulations, and recommends improvements as needed
* Maintains all photography technology and equipment for the station
* Acts as a liaison between the engineering and news departments
* Performs various production duties when necessitated by employee absence or other exigent circumstances
* Performs photographer duties as required by business demands, including setting up, composing and executing video shots
* Operates live microwave truck in remote situations
* Ability to obtain FAA Drone license and operate station drone
* Performs other duties as assigned
* Manages the logistics of all special projects
* Helps maintain station compliance with FCC broadcast rules and regulations

Requirements & Skills:

* Technical degree in Digital Electronics, Broadcasting, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
* Fluency in English
* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
* Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
* Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
* Strong PC/MS Office experience
* Proficiency with broadcast equipment and production environments, including cameras, control boards, audio equipment and editing systems
* Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
* Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
* Strong PC/MS Office experience
* Experience with video recording equipment and camera technology

Keywords: Nexstar Media Group Inc., Topeka , News Operations Manager, Executive , Topeka, Kansas

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