About Gray Television:
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.
WITN TV has been your Breaking News and Weather Authority in Eastern North Carolina for over 65 years. We produce 43.5 hours of news per week and deliver content on a 24/7 basis through our digital platforms. We’re in the rapidly growing Greenville/New Bern/Washington DMA, with bureaus in New Bern and Jacksonville. We serve Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrell, and Washington counties. WITN is the dominant station in the market.
We are seeking a timely, dependable, motivated individual to join our broadcast operations team, bringing programming and live local news to our viewers. You will work behind the scenes, in an all-digital production/master control environment using Harris ADC Automation, the Ross Overdrive Production System, along with Vizrt graphics and ENPS. Flexible schedules are a must, as we deliver content around the clock.
This Technical Media Producer position fully encompasses the roles of master control operator and director. Some daily responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) programing acquisition, processing, QC checking, tuning satellite downlinks, and managing programming playlists through Air Client & automation software. Operators also maintain hourly transmitter logs, note discrepancies in programming/break inventory, and troubleshoot as needed. In addition, you will publish content to WITN’s digital platforms.
A key responsibility includes directing live newscasts using the Ross Overdrive system. This includes pre-coding shows in ENPS, as well as executing them to an error-free standard using Overdrive. This will require excellent computer skills with a good sense of visual and audio integration. Maintaining focus on multiple aspects of a show for extended periods, while checking ahead and being familiar with the rundown, will be required for success. The director leads, communicates, and cues talent to have them exactly where they need to be at all times. Quick reaction time and the ability to perform well under tight deadlines are both essential.
At times, working a rotating schedule may be required, including overnight, early morning, and weekend shifts, along with filling in for others when needed.
Please note - the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited as assigned above
• A degree in communications, broadcast media, or film is ideal. Television production or broadcast experience is preferred, while film and video production experience is also helpful. Education and experience in other related fields can also be acceptable.
• We are primarily looking for problem solvers and enthusiastic learners with a solid foundation in applicable fields to build on and succeed at WITN.
• Individuals should be meticulous, with an ability to acquire new skills quickly and apply them across a broad range of scenarios.
• Ability to remain focused and on task, without direct supervision, is required.
• Must be comfortable with the continually changing landscape of broadcast technology, including adapting to new equipment and workflows routinely.
If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, and references
(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
WITN-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company
Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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