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NewsNation Technical Operations Manager at Nexstar Broadcasting

NewsNation Technical Operations Manager

Nexstar Broadcasting Chicago, IL (Onsite) Full-Time

NewsNation is currently searching for a Technical Operations Manager for our headquarter studios in Chicago.

Responsibilities :

  • The Manager, Technical Operations will help oversee the day-to-day technical aspects of production, from remote signal acquisition through to transmission, and serves as the liaison between NewsNation Operations, Engineering, and News Production groups.

  • Tech manages and coordinates for productions between network studio facilities in Chicago, New York, and Washington DC.

  • Works with news production & guest booking personnel in readying live shot transmissions for air and in studio appearances, monitoring live shot activity related to show assignment including live guest transmissions.

  • Ensures the technical needs of Chicago control room crew are met at their assigned positions.

  • Works together with NewsNation Engineering in assessing production requirements, and corresponding design and build-out of growing incoming signal acquisition and control rooms and assessing network production requirements.

  • Assists in developing and executing training procedures and SOPs. Define expectations for freelance control room and studio technicians and work to guarantee adherence to said policies.

  • Author an end of shift “Production Technical Report” (PTR) outlining assignment details, technical irregularities, actions taken, and recommendations for follow up.

  • On-site Tech Manager for larger scale remote projects may be required (Experience as a remote truck EIC a plus) .


  • 10-15 years of hands-on studio and control room experience, working in a professional live broadcast television network.

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of large-scale studio and remote broadcasting technology.

  • Previous experience with ENPS, Bitcentral, Latakoo, and Ross Overdrive systems is preferred.

  • A troubleshooter and quick thinker who can diagnose and resolve broadcast technical issues, sometimes remotely, and find work arounds to ensure broadcast quality standards are met. The ability to communicate these fixes clearly and succinctly to others is important.

  • Working knowledge of HD television systems and formats, including fiber/satellite, bonded cellular transmission and decoding systems is important.

  • Knowledge of signal workflow and conversion.

  • Must work well in a collaborative team environment and be able to multitask and demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television.

  • Ability to create and modify processes as needed.

  • Ability to multi-task in a non-structured, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Must be self-sufficient and have a “press-on-regardless” attitude.

  • All day parts (mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays) may be a part of the schedule.

  • This position requires a highly organized, self-motivated individual who can interface with a diverse group of people and situations, while maintaining a steady and calm demeanor.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field preferred.

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit .

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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