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Technical Production Manager (Project Hire)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 571799BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney ABC Television Group Date posted Jul. 09, 2018

Job Summary:

ABC NEWS has an opening for a Technical Production Manager. The Technical Production Manager is responsible for supporting the operational and technical needs of the News broadcast. This position is responsible for the management of ABC News control rooms and the staff assigned to them leading up to and during production. This role will work closely with the show units to understand and meet the production needs for all ABC News programming.

Candidates must have a comprehensive understanding of broadcast productions and signal flow, along with a strong understating of automation technology and traditional broadcast equipment; Ross OverDrive, Calrec audio boards, RTS intercom systems.

The ideal candidate should have the ability to prioritize and meet client needs, instruct and provide production with strategic technical support while working in a fast-paced environment and should be familiar with the latest television broadcast technologies. They should also be capable of prioritizing and handling multiple projects simultaneously, all with the same level of urgency, and must be willing to work flexible hours/days depending on breaking news and/or operational needs. Strong technical background, interpersonal and management skills are a must.

This is a project position and is anticipated to last one year.


  • Manage technical crew and control room needs.
  • Work with show directors to set-up look of live shots.
  • Assigning, establishing and coordinating IFB and PL lines for remote locations.
  • Coordinate and communicate with remote locations to ensure technical quality and readiness for air.
  • Supporting editorial & production staff on use of control room technology.
  • Assist in the troubleshooting and resolution of all technical issues, along with providing detailed resolutions.
  • Communicate with client’s, staff and colleagues clearly and efficiently
  • Remain informed on industry trends and new technology developments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of in live studio operations and related broadcast experience.
  • Knowledge of News Room Automation.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and demanding live/24-hour news environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in iNews is preferred.

Required Education

College or equivalent experience.

Preferred Education

Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in Communications, broadcast production, Engineering or related field preferred.

About Disney ABC Television Group:

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, DATG includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney ABC Television Group.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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