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Technical Production Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 974864BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 19, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Technical Production Manager will be responsible for supporting the operational and technical needs of the News broadcast, while managing the control rooms and crew assigned to them. This role will work closely with the show units to understand and meet the production needs for all 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 news and/or operational needs. Strong technical background, interpersonal and management skills are a must. Ability to work weekends and/or overnights a plus.


  • 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 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:

  • Minimum of 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

Bachelor of Science/Arts degree

Preferred Education

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

Additional Information:


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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