KDEN Telemundo
Centennial, CO
Published
August 18, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Category
TV

Description

Responsibilities

The Station Operations Manager is the technology guru of the Noticiero Telemundo Denver newsroom, constantly correcting, evaluating and implementing digital newsgathering solutions, and maintaining the video and audio quality of the newscast. The role is critical to facilitating a smooth and error-free newscast and acts as the primary liaison between Technology and News departments.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide strategic, logistical planning, and insight to upcoming events, special programs, and/or elements to be included in news coverage.
  • Lead, develop, and coordinate electronic and digital newsgathering operations: video gathering, editing, remote broadcasts, microwave, SNG trucks, and news vehicle and system maintenance.
  • Responsible for Productions Control Room and Studio Technology including direct supervision of Automated Production Control (APC) Operators and photographers.
  • Administration of centralized Post Production System.
  • Responsible for station Vehicle Fleet.
  • Provide technical guidance, training, and leadership for editorial and newsgathering personnel, including photographers or others as assigned.
  • Oversee overall News operations.
  • Ensure the necessary equipment is in place and in working order to support assigned employees.
  • Oversee staffing and supervisory duties, including hiring, performance management, scheduling, and evaluation of photographers and workgroup members in accordance with KDEN policies.
  • Mentor and develop news employees' technology skills, especially in the use of digital and wireless tools.
  • Collaborate in the planning of the TV News operating and capital budgets. Plan, supervise, and track operational expenditures.
  • Budget, plan and manage large remote broadcasts including breaking news and special events. Available by phone 24x7 for breaking news and disaster recovery scenarios.
  • Responsible for maintaining station disaster recovery procedures for the News team.
  • Be fully proficient with the newsroom computer system and KDEN voice and data systems.
  • Contribute to the direction of KDEN-TV News operations through regular and clear communications with News and Engineering Department Heads, other Department Heads and employees.

Qualifications/Requirements

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
• Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field.
• Willingness and ability to work long hours, late nights, holidays, and weekends as required.
• Must be willing to work at the station in Centennial, CO.
• Must be willing to work in the field in all types of weather conditions, varying work schedules, and to travel as part of assigned duties.
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs., have a driver’s license, and valid US Passport.

Desired Characteristics

  • Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish.
    • Experience managing personnel.
    • Have strong news judgment with knowledge of legal and ethical issues in multi-media platforms.
    • High level of experience in technical expertise across emerging multi-media platforms.
    • Experience with Electronic News Gathering (ENG) technologies and Automatic Production Control (APC) systems.
    • Experience in photojournalism and news editing.
    • Knowledgeable about FCC rules and laws pertaining to news broadcasting in multi-media platforms, and employment and labor regulations.
    • Understanding and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics, and technical expertise.
    • Experience preparing departmental budgets, developing strategic plans, and presenting in front of large audiences.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news environment.
    • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels.
    • A pioneering spirit with a desire to learn emerging technologies and invent the future.
    • Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together.

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.

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