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Production Manager at WFSB Channel 3

Posted in Broadcasting 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Job Description:


Job Category: Operations

Requisition Number: PRODU007861

·         Posted: April 27, 2023

·         Full-Time

WFSB-Station-Rocky Hill, CT
3 Denise D’Ascenzo Way
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. 

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WFSB:

WFSB is Connecticut's number one source for news. Located in Rocky Hill, Eyewitness News is Connecticut's leader for breaking news, weather, and community coverage. From the Long Island Sound to the Litchfield Hills, WFSB is proud of its long-standing legacy as the state's most trusted local news source.

Job Summary/Description:

Our directors are called Technical Directors and as you can imagine, they do more than direct or push buttons. Multiple times a day, they partner with teammates, including producers and anchors to bring local content to life. Using the latest technology, they help commit to our newsroom philosophy of aggressive showcasing, using targeted rundown layering and studio storytelling. Our Technical team uses Grass Valley Ignite to produce our award winning newscasts.

This is an opportunity to manage our operations staff. The Production Manager manages scheduling, supervising and staff training to manage the look and feel of our newscasts and other non-news productions. Ultimately, s/he is a trusted thought partner for strategic planning and growth.

This position reports to the Chief Engineer of WFSB.

Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Supervise daily operation of Control Room automation in conjunction with ENPS, Chyron Graphics, Panasonic/Telemetrics robotic cameras and studio lighting for the execution of live newscasts, lifestyle shows and breaking news cut-ins.
• Ability to Direct in an automated environment.
• Troubleshoot and maintain control room and studio equipment
• Lead control room using SOPs and best practices to create clean and creative/interesting broadcasts
• Elevate newscasts using new techniques and technology by researching and observing other stations


• Three (3) years' experience with Grass Valley Ignite experience preferred but other automation experience considered.
• Ability to lead and train staff of directors
• Demonstrated understanding of newsroom automation systems
• Strong organizational skills as a motivated, self-starter
• Ability to act professionally and effectively while engaging with station management
• Creative and technical mindset

If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload resume, cover letter, and references 

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

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