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Media Prep Technician – KMTV, Omaha

Media Prep Technician, KMTV
Omaha, NE – KMTV
Full time
job requisition id: JR033371

Responsible for subject matter knowledge and problem solving in all areas of studio operations and news remote functions. Perform moderately complex work within media prep at the local station level, in a hubbed master control environment.


Observe, record and operate transmitter power and frequency readings, adjusting them to legal limits if necessary, in accordance with FCC Rules and Regulations.

Align satellite receiver dish, adjusting audio and video levels as well as recording programs while down linking satellite feeds.

Monitor back-timing and adjust all “On Air” material within the automation system.

Dub commercials and program into video servers with proper technical parameters.

Load and play back pre-recorded programs, public service announcements and news material.

Record and ingest programs, promotions, public service announcements and news material.

May be responsible for acquisition of satellite and ENG News remotes. May also be asked to perform various backup activities including, but not limited to camera shading or production audio.

Operate On-Air automation equipment, master control switchers and transmitter remote control.

Read various scopes and other technical monitoring equipment.

Troubleshoot and respond to malfunctioning electronic broadcast equipment needed for on-air operations.

Other duties as assigned


Associates degree in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred

Specialized training/certification may be required

Generally, 2+ years of experience in related field preferred


Working knowledge of Master Control in a broadcast television station.

Working knowledge of video servers, scopes and switcher operation.

Knowledge of transmitter power parameters.

Strong computer skills including file transfer and storage, transcoding processes.

Ability to work independently with little or no supervision. Good organization, attention to detail and proactivity.

Ability to maintain composure and accuracy under exacting specifications and immediate deadlines.

Strong mathematical skills, especially with addition and subtraction.

Strong communication skills.

Organized and detail oriented.

Must be an eager, motivated, reliable individual and willing to work as part of a team.

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The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of more than 60 stations in 40+ markets. Scripps reaches households across the U.S. with national news outlets Scripps News and Court TV and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery and Laff. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps’ long-time motto is: “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.