Title: News Operations Manager
Department: News

WCCO is looking for a technically-minded manager who believes in problem solving, good communication and innovation.


  • Oversee and troubleshoot the Sienna media management system as well as FCPX edit rooms.
  • Assist in implementing and maintaining the Grass Valley Stratus system as well as the transition to Edius editing systems.
  • Manage our digital asset workflows (archiving, deleting etc), laptop and truck edit systems; leading upgrades whenever needed.
  • Collaborate pool and remote coverage planning, i.e. Trials, Elections, Super Bowl, Final Four, and other large events.
  • Lead ENG training and safety initiatives.
  • Be the master of troubleshooting in collaboration with the Production Manager.
  • Lead the station’s drone efforts.
  • Manage the operations budget and long-term planning efforts, mapping out equipment, software and workflow best practices.
  • Assist the chief photographer and maintenance with fleet management and equipment purchases and repairs.
  • Think big and forward by exploring cutting-edge tools to advance our news gathering.
  • Set and maintain high show standards for live shots, story transfers, titling and metadata.
  • Attend weekly news manager and engineering meetings.
  • Handle file transfers and video requests.
  • Must be available to work any shift required in a 24/7 newsroom including weekends and evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the News Director.


  • Minimum three years’ management experience.
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, budgetary, personnel management, communication and client relationship skills.
  • Work well under pressure including tight budgets, deadlines and direction changes.


  • Understanding of basic IT concepts and software workflows.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field.

Click here to apply online.


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