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Production Operations Director

The Real News Network and Baltimore Studios is currently seeking an experienced Production Operations Director to join our team in Baltimore, MD.

About Us:

The Real News Network (TRNN) is a news and documentary network producing independent and uncompromising journalism. We produce daily news pieces with a global and local focus which are viewed over 6 million times a month. The network is non-profit, supported by members, individual donors and foundations. We do not accept advertising or funding from any government or corporation.

Baltimore Studios is a first class production facility with over 8,000 sq. feet available across four studios.  The studio is able to provide state-of-the art audio and visual production capabilities for live broadcasts, commercial shoots and marketing campaigns.  Clients include ABC, Spike TV, CNBC, storyfarm, TriVision, teleSUR, CNN, and The Real News Network.

Job Summary:

The Production Operations Director will be responsible for all production and technical aspects as it relates to The Real New and Baltimore Studios.  Duties will include but are not limited to:  management, training and oversight of studio and production staff; managing and tracking the use of all production-related equipment; creating and implementing SOP’s for studio workflow; working with TRNN editorial staff to create productions in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented news environment; operating broadcast equipment used in studio, remote and technical center operations, and on location; operations non-linear editing equipment including but not limited to NewTek Tricaster 8000, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro.

Job Responsibilities:

  • * Effective management of studio personnel including an evaluation of staff on a quarterly basis
  • * Ensure a high degree of technical proficiency and quality in all studio productions
  • * Bridge studio production and TRNN’s editorial department needs
  • * Troubleshoot software and hardware issues in a studio environment
  • * Manage and synchronize daily production schedules and studio staff schedules
  • * Ensure all production assignments are completed on deadline
  • * Perform additional duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • *Associate's Degree or higher in Broadcasting or related field; or equivalent work experience
  • * Minimum 7 years of production experience
  • * Minimum 2 years of in a supervisory role in a broadcast environment
  • * Must be well versed in the operational aspects of all broadcast equipment
  • *Must have demonstrated knowledge and ability in a variety of production and post-production skills including, but not limited to camera, audio, technical direction, video engineering
  • * Must be proficient in maintaining and working with all camera, sound, lighting and grip equipment to be able to provide hands-on instruction to staff

Skills and Abilities:

  • * Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • * Excellent management skills
  • * Ability to complete tasks and calmly maintain order in high-stress situations
  • * Excellent organizational and logistics expertise
  • * Must be comfortable climbing high ladders and lifting heavy objects

Compensation and Benefits:

  • * Senior level management position
  • * Competitive salary; commensurate with experience
  • * Benefits package available
  • * Please send your application to jobs@therealnews.com
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