NBC Universal Production Specialist - NBC Boston in Newton, Massachusetts

Job Number 34317BR

Job Title Production Specialist - NBC Boston

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCOTS - NECN

Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Massachusetts

City Newton

Responsibilities

Role Purpose

The right candidate will have the opportunity to edit content for our various news platforms, fulfill the responsibilities within the media operations center and perform production duties within our automated control rooms. Production Specialists have a multi facet skill set contributing to all the competencies within the Operations team. He/she ensures the technical expectations of NBC Boston, NECN and Telemundo Boston are clearly being met and that our high quality standards are followed on a consistent basis.

Responsibilities

  • Collaboration between our editorial and production teams regarding news and local programming

  • Provide editing services to news and other departments as needed

  • Educate users on standard operating procedures and enforce editing protocol

  • Tune in microwave/satellite shots and have a solid understanding of bonded cellular programs

  • Record feeds using remote control software of video servers

  • Coordinate and ingest feeds among the NBC Group

  • Have competent understanding/skills related to shot composition, lighting and studio aesthetics

  • Operate robotic camera controls and audio mixing console

  • Set-up and maintain studio equipment

  • Mic guests for live and recorded programs

  • Clearly communicate with all personnel internally and externally

  • Exhibit excellent customer skills and be attentive to all departments needs

  • Troubleshoot system problems and escalate issues to the Engineering team

  • Punctual, regular and consistent attendance

  • Promote teamwork within a positive work environment

  • Update documentation relating to all Operations procedures and workflows

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • High School diploma

  • Minimum one year experience working in a television production environment editing daily news content using non-linear editing systems, audio operation and robotic camera experience, familiar with media operations center processes and/or possess technical directing skills

  • Must have the consistent ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations. Multi-tasking and adapting quickly to change are necessary traits

  • Requires strong technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including knowledge/skills with, newsroom editorial software, non-linear editing systems, microwave/satellite systems, bonded cellular systems, router systems, audio mixers, robotic camera controls, production automation systems, and automated on-air play out systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to clearly communicate with all levels within the organization and with external vendors. Professional courtesy and respect are vital at all times. Exhibit a consistent ability to use positive language.

  • Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving. Ideal candidates must work effectively within a team environment. Be a dependable self-starter who can operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy. Candidates must have a strong attention to detail with a desire to excel along with the ability to work independently without direct supervision.Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be able and willing to work to work any 24x7 shift, under time pressure deadlines and willingness to work long hours including weekends and holidays with short notice. Be flexible with schedule changes. Must be willing to work in severe weather emergencies

  • Must be willing to work in Newton, MA

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Desired Characteristics

  • College degree with a concentration in television production or equivalent experience preferred

  • Minimum three years’ experience working in a fast paced television newsroom environment editing daily news content using non-linear editing systems, audio operation and robotic camera experience, familiar with media operations center processes and/or possess technical directing skills

  • Hands on experience with Dalet newsroom system or comparable newsroom systems

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, as well as other digital production software such as Adobe Premiere, Vantage, Latakoo and file share systems

  • Experience with microwave/satellite/cellular bonded technology

  • Hands on experience with Ross Overdrive or comparable automated production control systems

  • Knowledge of control room production within a 24 hour news channel

  • Experience with Vinten camera robotics or comparable robotic camera system

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish proficiency a plus

  • Must exhibit and lead with a positive example

  • Must demonstrate ability to remain calm under pressure and think critically

  • Self-motivated, highly creative, forward thinking individual

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