Production Assistant

WQOW, Eau Claire’s ABC Affiliate, is looking for a full time Production Assistant. Here is your opportunity to break into live television production by working behind the scenes for our evening newscasts. Learn how to edit video, create graphics, run an audio board, and other skills needed to put on a live television production. We are looking for a team player who can work well independently. We ask that you provide enthusiasm and have a passion for working in a fast-paced environment. On the job training is provided, but television experience is a plus. The majority of your time will be spent editing stories for our News Department. You will also assist the production crew during our evening newscasts. If you are a quick learner and can communicate well, we want to hear from you!

Posted on: October 25, 2019

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Director

The Director II works in all areas of television production and is responsible for technical directing fast paced, complex newscasts and other local programming as well as assisting in completion of pre-production for newscasts.

Key Activities

  • Oversees the set up and operations of equipment including camera, audio, video and lighting. Constructs and dismantles set.

  • Ensures smooth operation of technical equipment and services during broadcast.

  • Troubleshoots technical problems during production or broadcast.

  • Directs assigned newscasts, which include “switching” newscasts and other productions, completing the pre-production for all newscasts and checking all sources prior to air.

  • Monitors the status of all live shots and content prior to a live newscast.

  • Works closely with news department, directors, producers, and promotions to ensure that the desired on-air look is attained with a minimal amount of errors.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High school diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s degree in TV production or related preferred.
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a director/technical director.
  • Working knowledge of television station production equipment.

Skills & Abilities

  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production including audio, switching, digital effects, camera operation and shot composition, lighting, and character generators.
  • Good working knowledge of computers.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities under extreme time constraints with poise and skill.
  • Solid leadership skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of proper composition, grammar and spelling.
  • Must have excellent communication skills; ability to give directions in a clear, efficient manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Capable of working well with commercial clients while adding a creative look to commercial spots.
  • Must be familiar with all aspects of television production……..lighting, character generators, and news automation.
  • Must be a team player.

Work Environment

  • Constant viewing of multiple video and computer monitors.
  • Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends, evenings and possible overtime hours.
  • Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
Posted on: May 17, 2019

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News Producer

WLUK-TV FOX 11 Green Bay has an immediate opening for a creative News Producer. Good Day Wisconsin is the #1 morning newscast in Northeast Wisconsin.  We are searching for someone who thrives on creative journalism.  The combination of hard news and morning information will allow your creativity to shine. The candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day production of our morning newscasts and digital content. This position will also work closely with the Executive Producer and the Assistant News Director on the newscast block and its content. In this position you will determine the content and flow of newscasts, work with management and on-air staff to generate and write stories, and also develop content for our web site.

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Posted on: June 3, 2016

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