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Technical Operations Specialist
WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream
(This position is located in Columbus, OH)
The Technical Operations Specialist will work in the studios of Ohio Government Telecommunications at the Ohio Statehouse. This position provides technical support in the areas of studio and field TV productions, as well as providing the technical broadcasting support such as routing and patching signals, engineering uplinks both satellite and fiber. Provides Master Control duties for both the Ohio Supreme court and OGT production.  Operates CG, audio boards, cameras etc. Performs basic production maintenance under the direction of the Operations Manager. 

Qualifications include:

- Proven knowledge of operation of broadcast studio and field equipment. 
- Must have knowledge of station operation, basic video equipment operation and computer programs including both MS Office and editing software. 
- Must have understanding of production roles.
- Needs strong problem-solving, organizational and communication skills.
- Must be able to operate in a deadline oriented environment
- Editing and graphics skills a plus

This is an entry level position. Technical or Bachelor's degree in electronic media or equivalent experience required.

Ohio Legislative Service Commission Telecommunications Fellowship

*Note: The application process for the 2016 fellowship is now closed. LSC will begin accepting applications for the 2017 program on January 1, 2016.

The Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), has sponsored a legislative fellowship program for over 45 years. LSC sponsors over 20 thirteen-month legislative fellowships designed to provide college graduates with practical experience in the legislative process. This experience often leads to permanent employment opportunities in the legislature, state government, or related areas.

Each year, The Ohio Channel (with parent company Ohio Government Telecommunications) offers two such fellowships. Individuals who earn this opportunity will work as production assistants in the Statehouse Media Center where they assist in televising legislative sessions and in the production of public service communications.

The fellowship program begins on or around December 1 of each year and continues through December 31 of the following year. The application period begins January 1 of every year. The application deadline is May 31. The only eligibility requirement an applicant must meet is the completion of a telecommunications-related, bachelor's degree program prior to the beginning of the fellowship in December.

For more information about the fellowship, and to download an application, visit the Legislative Service Commission site.

Watch the LSC Fellowship Informational Video

Seasonal Internship Program
In addition to the LSC sponsored fellowship, The Ohio Channel also offers several part-time internships - an excellent opportunity for college students who are interested in a career in professional broadcasting. If you would like to apply for this program, write to us at jobs@OhioChannel.org.