Operations Supervisor

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

Job Description



13 ON YOUR SIDE, the TEGNA-owned ABC affiliate in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a strong leader with the drive to conceptualize superior production value in all our broadcast presentations across all platforms. If you are a champion for quality and creativity, you believe in real community impact, and thrive in a fast-paced environment this may be the career move you are looking for.​


The Operations Supervisor reports directly to the VP/Director of Technology and maintains close contact with the News Director. The ideal candidate will act as liaison between the Technology and News Departments, overseeing personnel and production best practices. Duties will include, but not be limited to lighting scenes, studio and remote setups, new tools research, equipment training, scheduling, vendor relations, music reporting, music library maintenance, video transfers, fleet maintenance, hiring, and annual review processes. Management of a talented team of directors, multi-media technicians, and utility technicians and the ability to effectively communicate are crucial to the cohesiveness of the department. It is preferred this person has and maintains the skills to direct/manually technical direct on a Sony MVS6000 multi-format production switcher as needed. It is not uncommon to be called upon to jump in when the need arises to operate an audio console or various other production equipment. The Operations Supervisor monitors daily newscasts for discrepancies and looks for creative moments to share with and motivate the entire staff. 

Other facets of the job include participating in company wide, audience experience/production conference calls, conducting occasional presentations, equipment maintenance, strategic planning, and support of station initiatives and department goals.​


Job Requirements


  • 5+ years directing/manual-technical directing experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent years of experience in related field.
  • Must have expert knowledge of all aspects of broadcast production.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership qualities with a focus on maintaining morale and team spirit.
  • Attention to detail to adhere to company objectives, branding style guides, and audience experience standards.
  • Ability to excel under intense pressure and time constraints.
  • Must possess a sense of accountability while maintaining a fair and respectful approach.
  • Collaborative spirit in order to support other departments and their production visions or goals.​




TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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About Us

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WZZM 13, the TEGNA-owned he ABC affiliate serving West Michigan and Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WZZM 13 is the place to be.