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Technical Production Manager, CNN

  • Job
    Full-time
    Senior Level
  • Media & Journalism
  • Atlanta

AI generated summary

  • You've got 5+ yrs live TV production exp, strong editorial judgment, technical know-how, and thrive in a high-pressure news environment. Must be a news junkie and have a working knowledge of AZ Edit, Evertz multi-viewers, and iNews. Undergrad degree or relevant exp needed.
  • You will be the backbone of CNN production, coordinating details in control rooms, live locations, and satellite trucks. Safeguard air quality, set up live shots, manage technology, and support editorial staff.

Requirements

  • You've worked in live TV production for 5 years
  • Experience in television news production is required.
  • Must have a strong command of news programming and be a voracious consumer of news and video content in its many forms.
  • An ideal candidate must also have superior editorial judgment.
  • You're a news junkie
  • You have technical know-how and strong communications skills
  • An ability to work in a high-pressure, 24/7 news environment
  • You have a strong working knowledge of AZ Edit, Evertz multi-viewers and iNews
  • An undergraduate degree or relevant experience with lines, satellites and technical facilities

Responsibilities

  • Be the eyes, ears, and heart of a TV production! Technical Production Managers are the backbone of production, coordinating every detail in CNN's live control rooms.
  • Working with editorial & production for book studios and live locations
  • Roll satellite trucks for field production for live air
  • Facilitating technical & logistical traffic to support live news shows
  • Safeguard CNN air ensuring that feeds meet CNN quality standards
  • Working with show directors to set-up look of live shots
  • Assigning, establishing and coordinating IFB and PL lines in the live control room
  • Being responsible for managing & maintaining control room intercom show files and incoming router assignments
  • Supporting editorial & production staff on the use of control room technology

FAQs

What are the main responsibilities of a Technical Production Manager at CNN?

The main responsibilities include coordinating every detail in CNN's live control rooms, working with editorial and production for book studios and live locations, rolling satellite trucks for field production for live air, facilitating technical and logistical traffic to support live news shows, safeguarding CNN air to ensure quality standards are met, setting up the look of live shots with show directors, assigning and coordinating IFB and PL lines in the live control room, managing and maintaining control room intercom show files and incoming router assignments, and supporting editorial and production staff on the use of control room technology.

What qualifications and experience are required for this role?

Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in live TV production, with experience in television news production being required. Strong command of news programming, editorial judgment, and a voracious consumption of news and video content are essential. Technical know-how, strong communications skills, the ability to work in a high-pressure, 24/7 news environment, and familiarity with AZ Edit, Evertz multi-viewers, and iNews are also necessary. An undergraduate degree or relevant experience with lines, satellites, and technical facilities is preferred.

What makes someone an ideal candidate for the Technical Production Manager role at CNN?

An ideal candidate is a news junkie with a passion for news and video content. They possess strong technical skills, excellent communication abilities, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced news environment. Having a strong editorial judgment, experience in live TV production, and familiarity with industry-standard tools and technologies are key qualifications for this role.

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Mission & Purpose

Warner Bros. Discovery is a global media and entertainment company, known for producing and distributing a wide range of content, including films, television shows, and digital content. Their ultimate mission is to captivate audiences worldwide by creating compelling and innovative stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. With a strong focus on storytelling and creativity, Warner Bros. Discovery aims to enrich people's lives through entertainment and provide a diverse array of content across various platforms. Their purpose is to connect people through shared experiences and to continue being a leading force in the entertainment industry, shaping the future of entertainment in the UK and beyond.

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    Put creators, consumers and partners at the center, and share extraordinary stories. Tell stories that entertain and inspire our viewers, communities, and each other. Foster creativity by giving the freedom to try new things and produce our best work. Deliver the best experience; anticipate what consumers want and be fan obsessed.

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