Prod. - Technical Media Producer - KCRG

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media


About Gray Television: Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. 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. About KCRG: KCRG-TV9 is the ABC affiliate based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with bureaus in Dubuque and Iowa City, covering all of Eastern Iowa. We are dedicated to investigative journalism, being a part of our community and sharing the stories of the people of Eastern Iowa. We produce 5 hours of newscasts everyday, produce 100 live events each year, and support a robust website and the largest social media audience in the market. To learn more, visit: Job Summary: The Technical Media Producer has the general responsibility of directing live or pre-recorded productions as assigned, monitoring KCRG’s on-air signals, transmitter, and FCC logs, and ingesting/preparing daily programming and commercials for air. Regular assignments will involve directing specific newscasts and miscellaneous station productions. Essential job duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Direct live and pre-recorded productions as assigned and monitor all on-air streams for KCRG• Require skill with Ross Overdrive automation, production video switcher, master control video switcher, master control automation, graphics, and all supporting equipment in Production/Master Control, including the ability to effectively perform at the following: Robotic camera operation, prompter operation, audio operation, program/commercial/promo ingesting/segmenting, and satellite operation• Understanding of FCC logs and broadcast regulations• Work with ENPS, newsroom computer system• Understanding of all equipment in studio and production areas• Variable work schedule due to changing shifts, station projects, etc.• Other Duties as assigned


• Degree in Communications or a related field, or equivalent job experience• Great communication and people skills• Newscast directing/Master Control experience or production assistant experience in a system nearly identical to KCRG’s. Work with production automation and playout automation software preferred• Operating knowledge of PC’s and graphics computers• Understanding of FCC broadcast regulations• Required to sit and stand for long periods of time• Ability to carry moderately heavy equipment-up to approximately 50 pounds• Ability to work in potential extreme weather conditions (heat or cold)• Ability to work in environment with fluctuating noise and light levels• Ability to climb a ladder

Additional Info:

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. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. GRAY TELEVISION, INC. PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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