Sacramento, California

KCRA has an opening for a part-time experienced broadcast Operations Technician. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station's on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. The Operations Technician will be responsible to communicate effectively with the production department, as this is integral for a smooth outcome of newscasts. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.

Job Responsibilities:

• Operate robotic cameras and studio floor directing.

• Master Control Operations.

• Moving and handling of props and sets during in-house and on-location productions (this could mean assisting in moving heavy equipment).

• Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of set and floors.

• Maintain and understand lighting grid and control board with knowledge to maintain proper programming. Ability to climb ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures as needed.

• Dress microphone's and IFB's for all on camera appearances.

• Basic multi-media computer skill and familiarity with current internet technology including downloading of materials for promos and commercial client spots.

• Assist with promotional effort at station-sponsored community events as assigned.

• Work as needed in control room in technical positions (including camera control, audio and TD).

• Non-linear editing as needed for TV News-Creative Services Productions.

• Other duties as assigned by the TV Operations Manager.


• Must have a solid background in operation of broadcast television systems and equipment.

• Experience with Master Control Operations, Studio Robotics Systems, Video Servers, Content Acquisition and Preparation, Audio Console Operation, and Videotape Operations

• Flexibility to work various days and shifts as assigned.

• Ability to work effectively with other team members.

• Ability to perform with accuracy while under pressure.


• College Degree preferred but not required


• Equivalent work experience.

• Military training and experience will be considered.

Sacramento, California

Hearst Television is a national multi-media company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S cities, reaching one out of every five U.S households. We deliver local and national news, weather, information, sports, and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the media industry’s premier companies, where quality journalism and service to the community are our core values. The company and its employees have been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation. Founded in 1887, Hearst is one of the world’s most admired private media and information companies with some 200 business in more than 150 companies. 

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