Stage Manager Job at Hearst Television, Milwaukee, WI

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  • Hearst Television
  • Milwaukee, WI

Job Description

Job Description

WISN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Milwaukee has an opening for a Stage Manager. We are looking for a team player to join our production crew who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires. You will be responsible for floor directing live newscasts and studio production as well lighting and staging for remote production and sales shoots as needed and teleprompter operation. You will work with our production team to guarantee a successful broadcast is produced. You will report to the Director of Programming and Public Affairs.

Responsibilities
•Manage a team of Production Assistants
•Floor direct high paced newscasts and other studio productions
•Understand and maintain lighting grid and control board
•Move, handle and construct props & sets for productions
•Maintain appearance of studios including cleaning of set and floors
•Climb ladders to change light bulbs and adjust fixtures on the grid
•Lift (occasionally heavy) set pieces and equipment

Requirements
•Working knowledge of television newscasts
•Can deal with the stresses, deadlines, and pressures of time-sensitive production
•Previous lighting, floor directing, and production experience preferred
•Previous live production/broadcast/news experience preferred
•Team player with a good attitude
•Must be able to problem solve quickly, communicate effectively, and work well under pressure
•Must be able to adjust to a flexible schedule that may include evenings, early mornings, weekends, and holidays
•Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement
At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits
Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a full time Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
•Medical | Dental | Vision
•401(k) matching
•Emotional Wellness Support
•Paid Time Off
•Paid Parental Leave
•LGBTQ+ Health Services
•Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Us

Hearst Television (HTV) owns and/or operates 35 television and two radio stations serving 27 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. HTV is recognized as one of the industry's premier broadcasting companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Remote job, Gangs, Flexible hours, Afternoon shift, Early shift,

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