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Broadcast Utility Technician

The E.W. Scripps Company
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Primary Purpose

Court TV, the iconic cable network, is back and is looking for full-time broadcast utility for live coverage on Court TV, with a scope throughout the control room and studio.

What you will do


  • Work with directors and producers to ensure all Xpression 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 graphics elements.

  • Coordinate with producer before each show on graphic needs, i.e. missing or incorrect elements.

  • Communicate with director on channel assignments and designate output engines within playlist.


  • 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, 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.

  • Report show problems, equipment issues, and discrepancies to Director for Show Report

Camera/Reply Op

  • Operate robotic camera as assigned for live or taped productions.

  • Provide network level shot composition and execution at all times.

  • Perform daily fax check of all camera equipment to ensure all operational functions are performing as expected.

  • Must know how to target all robotic cameras as well as use these cameras in Manual or Local mode.

  • Participate in pre-show camera meeting with show director to review robotic assignments.

  • Present shot composition and blocking options / ideas to improve presentation and production value.

  • Be proficient with robotic, touch screen, equipment and act as expert for storing, modifying, recalling camera shots.

  • Maintain knowledge of the operation for robotic computers and can actively diagnose and solve production issues related to robotic.

  • Maintains shot blocking guide sheets and contribute to departmental training records.

  • Be proficient in operating replay system touchscreen and hardware equipment

  • Be proficient in recording, playback, clipping and exporting per the Directors call and networks needs

  • Report show problems, equipment issues, and discrepancies to Director for Show Report

  • Keep crew informed on the availability of each element. Producer & director must be notified of any spelling, functionality, or format errors related to individual graphic elements.

  • Coordinate and communicate with the Design Group to test new templates and assets.

  • Report show problems, equipment issues, and discrepancies to Director for Show Report

What you will bring

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Bachelorsdegree(Journalism,CommunicationsorBusinesspreferred) or its equivalent.

  • 5+ years professional experience in live television.

Skills & Abilities

  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • Must be an effective learner, with a curiosity and desire to learn and understand the entire scope of needs in the studio and control room.

  • Must work well under the pressure of a live broadcast.

  • Possess strong fundamental understanding of video and audio production equipment and capabilities.

  • Able to make quick decisions and give accurate instructions during live broadcasts.

  • Willing to work varied shifts.

  • Must be able to sit for 4+ hours at time

  • Must be able to stand for 4+ hours at time

Work Environment

  • Valid driver's license, good driving record and provide certificate of insurability with company required insurance limits.

Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

AtScripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve.We are intentional about creating anenvironmentwhereemployees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspiredto reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each persons diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scrippsleaders believe thatan equitable and inclusive culture isnot only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative.Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.


The E.W. Scripps Company(NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nations fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nations largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, Give light and the people will find their own way.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-11
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