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Weather Group Television LLC job in
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Audio, Graphics and Video Playback

Company: Weather Group Television LLC

Location: Atlanta, GA

  • Full Time

Weather Group Television LLC

Position Summary:

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.

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Journalism, Communications or Business preferred) or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a live television environment. .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have strong desire to continually increase technical and operational proficiency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to work in a multitasking environment.
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Willing to work in a team environment on an as needed basis.
  • Will be required to wear a headset and listen to multiple audio sources during the on-air show.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office applications, Google software applications and other software used by Production Operations team.
  • Will be required to work a rotating schedule with non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays
  • Will be required to sit in a chair from 2 – 4 hours at a time.
  • Will be required to type on a keyboard for a period of 2 – 3 hours.
  • Will be required to look at a computer monitor and other monitors for a period of 2 – 3 hours. Some monitors could be as close as 2 ft and as far as 12 ft away.
  • Must be able to work in dark environment for 3 – 4 hours while performing any of the required job functions.
  • May be required to lift lighting fixtures, move scenery or other equipment. The weight may range from 20-100 lbs.

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