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Engineer Broadcast

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Tribune Media

Saint Louis, MO

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Location: St. Louis, MO
Reports to: VP of Engineering and Operations
The essential job functions of this position include: Master Control, Audio, Editing, Signal Acquisition, ENG microwave communication, SNG communications, Camera, utility, prompter, Direct/TD any assigned newscasts, live segments and/or live-to-tape segments. The ideal candidate must be able to excel in a fast paced news environment, work well under pressure and be solution-oriented. The candidate must interact positively with technical and non-technical staff both independently and as a team member. Strong communication skills is a key component of this role.
Ability in some of the listed areas: Operate Master Control and Master control automation, production audio, edit, operate field camera equipment and report, Direct/TD Newscasts. Ability to operate Rademec automated cameras, VizRT graphics and final cut pro editing. Expert knowledge of Ross OverDrive automation or equivalent is a plus. Experience with Newsroom Automation Systems such as ENPS, iNews or Opus.
Coordinate with News department on live-shot needs. Scout live-shot locations for optimal signal strength, safety and shot composition. Responsible for operation video and audio switchers, video and audio recorders, microwave equipment, monitors, test equipment, tools and all Electronic News Gathering, various digital equipment. Including IP and Cellular devices.
Must have at least 2-4 years Broadcast Engineering experience with live news or talk shows. Understanding of live newscast production. Strong people skills, team player. Good driving record. Must be able to work various hours and shifts.
Must possess a valid state driver's license and have an excellent driving record. Must be able to lift, run and carry heavy cable reels, television monitors, camera tripods and other equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to climb 10-15 foot ladders and work and operate (in the field) under pressure and control heavier than normal, full-sized television remote live van.
Also must have the ability to:

control heavier than normal, full sized television remote live van, which requires much greater braking distance than normal;

raise a fifty-foot, telescoping mast, and be able to avoid obstructions at that height, such as power lines, especially at night;

lift, run, and carry heavy cable reels, television monitors, camera tripods and other equipment weighing up to 40 pounds for live shots;

climb 10 to 15 foot ladders, set up shots on rooftops;

bend, reach, and kneel to retrieve, place and store equipment in assigned places in ENG trucks;

vision corrected to 20/20 with no impairments. Sight is very important for driving an ENG/ SNG van. Much driving is required, must have excellent depth perception;

move swiftly at breaking news locations;

climb several flights of stairs carrying heavy equipment;

use both hands, have ability to balance, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach/work overhead to place and connect cables in buildings and on remote sites, and to transport and set up remote equipment;

work outside and on the roof of an ENG truck in all types of weather;

work and operate under pressure in a fast paced news environment.

must be willing to submit to a background check

must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Equal Opportunity Employer
Company InfoTribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

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Tribune Media combines distinctive content with nationwide broadcast distribution and cutting-edge digital properties and data businesses. In the last 18 months, as it prepared to separate its publishing business, Tribune Media acquired Local TV Holdings to become the nation’s largest independent broadcaster, began the conversion of its superstation WGN America into a widely distributed general entertainment cable channel, launched a re-imagined Tribune Studios as an engine for producing original content and expanded the company’s segment leading metadata businesses, including Gracenote, the world’s most-used music metadata company. In every aspect of the company, whether in producing critical local news, riveting original programming, or premier sporting events, Tribune Media engages and connects viewers with must-have content across every distribution platform.

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