Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY


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WABC Supervisor - Field Operations

Post Date:Jul 05, 2023Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:
Location: United States - New York - New York Job Reference:
Job Description:

WABC-TV has been the leader in local news and entertainment programming in the New York City area for more than 60 years. Producing more than 45 hours of live, local news and weather each week, Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" is the most-watched local news in New York and the United States. WABC-TV also produces the No. 1 syndicated talk show, "Live with Kelly and Ryan," weekdays at 9:00 a.m., which is seen in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Quality news and programming, cutting-edge technology and ongoing community outreach are the hallmarks of excellence that have consistently kept WABC-TV New York's No. 1 station and the most-watched television station in the nation.


The successful candidate must be a skilled individual adept at the latest technology in Electronic News Gathering to provide seamless, uninterrupted maintenance of equipment in order to ensure quality broadcasts.  Candidate must exhibit an aptitude for an ever-changing news environment, problem-solving, ability to adjust to meet deadlines and work collaboratively with newsroom managers and assignment desk to provide coverage commensurate with the number one television station in the country.


This position is jurisdictional and covered by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-ABC collective bargaining agreement. 



  • Oversees the maintenance and repair of newsgathering equipment in our fleet of 30 news vehicles

  • Troubleshoot unanticipated issues which could arise throughout the day and adapt and prioritize while multi-tasking.  

  • Anticipate equipment maintenance needs, work with the operations managers on the procurement of equipment.

  • Stay ahead of trends and changes in the advancement of electronic newsgathering equipment.

  • Maintains inventory aimed at keeping ENG operations moving forward


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of experience working in a news environment with the ability to work independently, be adaptable to last-minute changes, and meet strict deadlines.

  • Must have experience working on ENG equipment within live trucks

  • Have experience with RF equipment such as broadcast transmitters, microwave equipment, etc.

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Be a self-starter and able to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, working both independently and as a part of a diverse team.

  • Be project-oriented, organized, and able to show a list of previously executed projects from concept to completion.

  • Be willing to expand their knowledge with emerging broadcast industry concepts/technologies.


Required Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent


Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, or a related field




The pay rate for this role in New York is $ 58.1375 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits.To learn more about our benefits visit:

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Contact Information
7 Lincoln Sq.
New York, NY 10023
United States
Ph: 8185535655

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