This position within the Broadcast Operations & Engineering department is expected to operate each of the following roles – Audio, Graphics and Video Playback during a specific day-part in a live and / or taped production control setting.
Assignments will include performing any of the above jobs in alternating roles during the course of a shift or work week. Accept new assignments and technological challenges as required to support future company initiatives and an ever-changing dynamic broadcasting/video production environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with directors and producers to ensure all Vizrt graphic elements are ready for air: correct spelling, functionality, format, and concept.
Pre-show, use the newsroom system to review all graphics to confirm accuracy related to Vizrt graphics elements.
Coordinate with producer before each show on graphic needs, i.e. missing or incorrect Vizrt elements
Communicate with director on channel assignments and designate output engines within ACTIVE Content Pilot playlist.
Keep crew informed on the availability of each Vizrt element. Producer & director must be notified of any spelling, functionality, or format errors related to individual graphic elements.
Coordinate with Director / TD about Dreamcatcher assets (fill/key wipes and monitor fills) during the show
Work with the Design team to ensure all required show assets in Dreamcatcher are properly loaded and compatible.
Coordinate and communicate with the Design Group to test new Vizrt templates
Reports show problems, equipment issues, and discrepancies via Director’s Show Report and Engineering equipment report.
Mix studio and location audio for live to air and taped production.
Assure proper mixing technique of all audio sources.
Assure all equipment is operating properly before every show.
Provide mix-minus feed to location talent and program mix to in-house talent.
Assure best possible audio quality is making air or recorded for productions. Use phase control, EQ, compression to improve audio quality when required.
Work with Producers, Directors via show rundown to confirm all required audio sources live shows and or productions.
Operate various audio related equipment, LAWO audio console, ENCO music player, Evertz router, and other related equipment as needed.
Attend all pre-show and post-show meetings with Directors and Producers.
Read and mark rundowns to execute show elements as needed.
Proven ability to troubleshoot audio issues.
Replace mic and IFB batteries.
Other operational duties as assigned
Reports show problems to Director for the Director Show Report.
Report equipment problems via trouble ticket submission and directly with Engineering.
Video Playback Operation
Be proficient with DALET Playback module.
Demonstrate ability to control and manipulate the module to meet playback controls during live shows.
Be familiar with how to BROWSE / Search video and know how to insert video into a rundown.
Know how to find and prepare clips to be played manually, outside of the rundown.
Responsible for communicating and / or confirming the channel assignments for each clip
Responsible for cueing and playing clips per the Director’s call.
Must be able to control ORAD monitor controller to feed specific graphics to monitors.
Must be able to create, modify and recall ORAD monitor layout presets during live shows.
Must be familiar with graphics database and be proficient with search and recall of monitor graphics.