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Production Technician

The Washington Post
Washington, DC
Closing date
Nov 11, 2022

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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?



Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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1301 K Street, N.W.

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