Nexstar Media Group

  • Studio Technician

    Requisition ID
    Production Operations
    Job Locations
    US-CT-New Haven
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WTNH News 8 has an immediate opening for a Studio Technician

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    WTNH News 8 has an immediate opening for a Studio Technician




    Operate robotic cameras, hand-held cameras, jib, audio and lighting for studio guests

    Understanding of single camera and multiple camera studio and field production set-ups, framing and composition

    Work with anchors, reporters, guests on microphone placement and standing/sitting positions in the studio

    Nonstandard work schedule, including overtime and weekends




    Strong communication and interpersonal skills

    Ability to work well with studio guests, producers and reporters

    Willing to expand his/her knowledge of all aspects of studio and field production

    Varied technical TV media experience that will translate well into the fast-paced newsgathering environment

    Experience with video photography, dialing IFBs and non-linear video editing

    Experience with lighting techniques

    Open to learning about automated production systems such as Ignite

    Must be willing and able to work any and all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.


    Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:

    High stress office environment with deadline pressures. Position will require you to prioritize tasks and multitask daily, and well as manage multiple projects simultaneously with frequent change in direction and priority. You must be able to work outside of normal business hours, including holidays, early mornings, nights and weekends.


    This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.


    Additional Information:           

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Pre-employment Background and MVR Screening required.


    To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your resume and a link to your demo reel, if applicable.

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    Corporate Job Description


    The Studio Technician operates various equipment (camera, audio, visual, graphics, lighting, or digital) used for production and/or transmission.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the director and studio staff to coordinate the action in the studio or while out on location
    • Collaborate with the set designers to determine the needs of the production
    • Build and decorate set and/or provide props used for production
    • Assist in the installation, operation and maintenance of sound recording equipment
    • Provide camera, and audio/lighting production support as needed, and may work with outside production facilities
    • Assist in digital media productions, liaising with appropriate departments
    • Maintains and stores equipment and studio maintenance

    Requirements & Skills:

    • High School Diploma Required
    • Experience in television, film or post production preferred
    • Must be able to interact well with video journalists, anchors, videographers, news managers, production and engineering staff
    • Detail oriented
    • Excellent communication and organization skills
    • Basic computer knowledge including Photoshop
    • Ability to handle high stress environment with deadline pressures

     Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The Studio Technician must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Studio Technician must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.



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