News Technical Ops Specialist



  • Technically direct live as well as recorded programs, segments, spots , promos and commercials utilizing ROSS Overdrive
  • Ability to build splits, boxes, and multi-layered effects on the switcher level
  • Technically direct live, as well as recorded progams, segments, spots, promos, and commercials using ROSS overdrive
  • Ability to perform audio duties and show mixing as needed
  • Ability to perform ingest and signal acquisition duties as needed.
  • Ability to perform editing duties as needed.
  • Maintain inventory and perform daily housekeeping of all switcher effects and banks.
  • Maintain strict station quality standards
  • Proactively stay current with production changes, and technology advancements that are designed to improve workflows
  • Assist with training colleagues/new hires
  • Actively Participate in daily editorial meetings.
  • Submit Issue Tracker Discrepancy Report as needed.
  • Setup control and monitor television broadcasting equipment to transmit television programs and station breaks to the viewing audience
  • Maintain program logs to Ascertain. Record onto television programming logs actual time programs/station breaks air.
  • Ingest commercials, programs and other program materials into the station automation system.
    While operating station automation equipment. Performing minor computer troubleshooting and diagnostics as needed.
  • Utilize video waveform and vector scope monitors to adjust signal quality.
  • Observe on-air monitors to ascertain problems with transmission, such as loss of audio/video signals and report any problems to the appropriate Technology staff.
  • Perform minor equipment troubleshooting, observe transmitter performance to help determine cause and area of problems and inform engineering personnel.
  • Prepare discrepancy reports describing problems encountered during transmission of programs/station breaks and reason for problems.
  • Control transmitting equipment to route television program to remote broadcast sites. Take transmitter readings and enter data onto transmitter logs.
  • Assist with the production of local news, promotions and commercial programming.
  • Occasionally assist with facility maintenance and Environmental Health and Safety issues.
  • Perform other duties as needed and directed by management


  • In-depth experience (3+ years) with all aspects of ROSS Overdrive Automation System.
  • In-depth experience (3+ years) iNews.
  • In-depth experience with ROSS switchers.
  • In-depth knowledge of Avid Newscutter/ Media Composer/Adobe Premiere.
  • Fully knowledgeable in all aspects of television production.
  • knowledge of graphics devices such as Xpression.
  • Knowledge of video server playback and ingest.
  • 3+ Years working in television news.
  • Ability to multi-task a must.
  • Candidate must be able to work under stress and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to react quickly and make decisions.
  • Ability to work as a team and interface with all levels to drive our news vision.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with ability to interface with all levels of management & user community in a positive and professional level.
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be willing to work in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Must be willing to submit to a background


  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics

  • A positive and motivated attitude to consistently raise the production standard
  • Bachelors Degree in Communication or related field
  • Familiarity with ROSS Dashboard
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Career Level
Salt Lake City
United States


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