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Production Supervisor

Tribune Company
Sacramento, CA
  • Job Code
Careers Center | Production Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor

    Location US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    News Operations
  • Overview

    POSITION:             Production Supervisor

    DEPARTMENT:     News

    REPORTS TO:       News Director


    MAJOR PURPOSE: Under administrative supervision of the News Director, the Production Supervisor is responsible for assisting in hiring, training and overseeing the pro¬duction assistants, directors, editors and audio operators. The primary focus is to improve the quality of productions by initiating and implementing changes that create a more compelling and current production on all platforms.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Effectively assist Director of Technology in technical aspects of Production Department to include upgrades and replacements of gear and equipment

    • Manage/maintain scheduling of production personnel to ensure proper coverage for Newscasts, Specials, Remote and Studio shoots

    • Strategic planning for latest industry trends, upgrade opportunities as well as obstacles to our “On-Air” product

    • Responsible for hiring, motivating, training and successfully leading Production staff and personnel to function in a winning team environment. Responsible for scheduling production team as well.

    • Coordinate/manage all aspects of the “Air-Check” library

    • Train employees and maintain lighting control system for Studio and Special lighting needs

    • Train and coordinate newsroom editors on new/updated systems

    • Coordinate “on-the-job training” of Production Assistants for coverage needs and internal promotion

    • Assure proper production operation of our KTXL/FOX40 product with optimum quality while conforming to all FCC and FAA rules and regulations for our content

    • To work closely with the other departments to optimize station performance

    • Assist with inventory control of Station assets

    • Additional duties as necessary and/or assigned

    • Plan specific aural and. visual details, including set design, staging, camera shots and effects, to obtain the most effective presentation.


    Education and Experience:

    • 4 year degree in Production with equivalent experience

    • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in technical management of a Production Team

    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Production, Audio, and Control Room atmospheres



    Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Must be able to deal confidentially with sensitive employee and Station information • Understanding and ability to train employees in the operation of our technical equipment associated with Production and Production Control

    • General knowledge of specialized and standard broadcast test equipment

    • General knowledge of the rules and regulations of the FCC

    • Advanced computer skills to include creation and use of databases, spreadsheets, scheduling software, and other software as required for editing and FTP transfers

    • Valid California Driver’s license, good driving record, and proven ability to drive large vehicles

    • This position requires an “on call” status during emergencies, breakdown of critical equipment, and scheduling issues that can affect the operation and air quality of the KTXL/FOX40 product

    • Must have the ability to make decisions and take prompt action

    • Must be able to work alone and unsupervised when necessary

    • Must have attention to detail with great accuracy

    • Coordination and operational abilities to provide spontaneous and scheduled support for live products outside the normal Control Room and Studio scenario

    • Some travel may be necessary



    Working Relationships:

    • Ability to work closely with all departments to determine and seek resolution in a timely manner

    • Ability to work closely with all departments to determine and correct issues logically and methodically

    • Cooperation with staff both within KTXL, other broadcast operations, and Tribune Corporate staff

    • Must be an example and enforce the standards of the policies of KTXL


    Physical Demands:

    • Heavy computer usage

    • Ability and range of motion to use hands to do simple grasping, pushing, and pulling

    • Must be able to drive, climb, reach above shoulder level, and lift/carry up to 25 lbs.


    Work Environment:

    • Work performed primarily in the Control Room, Studio, Remote/Live locations sites and in an office environment

    • Ability and dexterity to work in a Control Room atmosphere as well as in a Studio environment where multi-tasking is the norm

    • May be exposed to the following conditions: heat/cold, dust, dampness, moving machinery, fumes, loud noises, height, confined spaces, electrical equipment

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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