Production Technician

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Nov 11, 2022
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Job Description

Do you love all things Audio/Visual? Have you led A/V production for live, high-profile events where sound and video quality make the difference in an event being streamed by millions and not seen or heard at all? The Washington Post is looking for a Production Technician to assist with the management and operation of all production and A/V for our Live Center, used for internal and public-facing events.

This role is based in our Washington, D.C. Live Center.

  • Set up, trouble-shoot and operate all Live Center A/V and production equipment with assistance
    from internal and external crew
  • Operate Newtek Tri-caster switcher and other related software and hardware
  • Operate audio mixers (Yamaha QL5 and Behringer X32) for live events
  • Operate camera PTZ controls for live events
  • Make suggestions and recommendations to increase efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality within the A/V operations
  • Consult and ideate with the event teams for future enhancements for the live event experience
  • Test and ensure preparedness of broadcast systems prior to scheduled use
  • Maintain the control room and event space for The Washington Post Live Center, ensuring high quality equipment condition, accessibility, and maintenance scheduling
  • Coordinate with vendors as related to external A/V production, manufacturing, and installation companies

  • 5-7 years of experience overseeing live A/V productions
  • Understanding of broadcast signal flow, live streaming and encoding
  • 5+ years of live production experience in a specialized role
  • A good working knowledge of current A/V standards and equipment such as HDMI, Dante, NewTek Tri-Casters and familiarity with NDI Tools
  • Understanding of streaming and recording digital formats
  • Experience using Crestron systems and Evertz Routers
  • Strong analytical and proven technical problem-solving skills, along with the ability to convey decision making to senior managers and customers
  • Network understanding including but not limited to IP camera technologies
  • A natural curiosity to learn about our business and be able to provide insight into new opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • The ability to problem-solve in fast paced and high-pressure situations
  • The ability to work alone and in a collaborative environment
  • The flexibility to work evenings and weekends, based on event schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A pro-active approach to task-based work assignments and time management skills

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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