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Production Manager at KWES-TV Midland/Odessa

Production Manager

KWES-TV Midland/Odessa Midland, TX Full-Time
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  • NewsWest 9, KWES-TV, a TEGNA station is seeking a Production Manager with a keen eye for visually compelling, fast-paced live broadcasts and programming. The ideal candidate will work directly with the News Director, News, Marketing and Engineering to achieve superior production in each daily newscast and special event productions.  The Production Manager at NewsWest 9 will serve as a leader for the team and set an example for team members in the department. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and a passion for superior daily newscasts.  We are looking for a quality control manager for the NewsWest 9 product.



  • Supervise day-to-day management of news production and operations as well as special event production.
  • Supervise quality control of news video editing, remote broadcast, electronic news gathering.
  • Supervise production staff.
  • Daily critiques and improvement of on-air look
  • Train and coach Directors to meet NewsWest 9 standards
  • Cross train news staff on various aspects of video production
  • Understand Master Control equipment and duties.
  • Oversee planning and use of news technology including newsroom News Production Systems (ENPS), video editing systems (Edius), and News Content Management (Bitcentral).
  • Manage applications for elections, traffic, and weather reporting systems.
  • Initiate requests for the purchase, replacement, or repair of equipment
  • Conduct yearly performance reviews
  • Develop and implement cross-training procedures for production staff
  • Ensure graphic presentation meets standards
  • Competency in all digital platforms including social media and traditional
  • Troubleshoot technical issues as needed.
  • Complete specific projects as requested by the News Director.
  • Manage fleet vehicles through EMKAY and Business Manager/News Director
  • Develop technical training initiatives to ensure all team members have continued growth in the understanding of systems and hardware.
  • Flexibility and on-the-spot problem solving abilities are a must.
  • Must have at least 1-2 years of previous news Production Management experience at a commercial TV station.  Other production experience will be considered.
  • Experience in television Newscast Directing 
  • BA preferred or equivalent television broadcast experience.
  • Able to sit, utilize tools or controls; talk or hear, to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crawl or crouch.
  • Able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.
  • Special vision abilities required for this job include distant, close, and peripheral vision.
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule a must; may require some nights, weekends, and holidays in order to meet the needs of a 24x7 operation.
  • Must be willing to be called in for emergencies.
  • College degree, technical degree, or equivalent experience preferred.



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 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit URL blocked - click to apply.


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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Midland, TX

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