Freelance Technical Director

Position Summary:   MLB Network seeks a Freelance Technical Director with experience operating large-format switchers in a live multi-camera studio environment. 



  • Effectively switch live and taped programming as assigned.
  • Efficiently build basic video effects as assigned.
  • React quickly and accurately to commands/required changes in a fast-paced, high pressure production environment.
  • Test equipment and effects in order to ensure proper operation.
  • Following instructions from Production Managers and Directors during assigned shows.
  • Other such duties as assigned.


Skills & Experience:    The ideal candidate must have most if not all of the following skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge of large-format production switchers.
  • Experience with Grass Valley Kayenne switcher preferred.
  • Must be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to consistently precisely follow documented standard operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of newsroom computer systems (ENPS, iNEWS), video servers, production routers, matrix intercoms, and graphics workflows a plus.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Windows and Office.
  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.
  • Ability to sit, stand, twist, kneel for extended periods of time.
  • Possess the manual dexterity to effectively operate keyboard/mouse on computers, video equipment, etc.
  • Possess the visual acuity needed to effectively create required work product.
  • Possess the auditory acuity needed to effectively create required work product.



Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

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