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Job Opening: AV Production Technician


Position: AV Production Technician
Company: York Telecom Corporation
Location: Herndon VA US

At Yorktel we don’t just make video, we make video work. We design, integrate and manage world-class video solutions that enable visual communications – anytime, anywhere, any way. From broadcast television to video conferencing, streaming media to digital signage, Yorktel makes video work.

Yorktel is currently seeking am AV Production Associate to provide media broadcast operations and executive audiovisual support to government and corporate clients. Qualified candidates must be proficient with a wide range of technologies related to audio and video production, streaming media, videoconferencing, and audiovisual operations support. Ability to travel freely up to 60% is necessary.

This position, in Yorktel’s Media Services department, reports directly to a Sr. Production Manager. The Sr. Production Manager will provide direction and support including, but not limited to, production assignments, scheduling, budgeting, escalations and professional development. This position may receive management oversight from other senior staff on occasion as it relates to supporting customer events.

The AV Production Technician will assist in the production of live television broadcasts or recordings of high profile events. The tech will be able to operate video production equipment, including: switchers, cameras, audio mixing boards, encoders, codecs, and other equipment as necessary. The tech will possess knowledge of streaming media and digital asset management. They will provide audiovisual support for customer conferences and events, in whatever capacity assigned by the PM for the event. They must possess basic knowledge of video/audio production methodologies.


This position regularly collaborates with internal production managers as it relates to event support. From time to time, the AV Technician will collaborate with the customer as it relates directly to the event support.

The position will:

  • proactively monitor appropriate communications channels
  • promptly respond to requests from customers, colleagues and other stakeholders
  • delegate or escalate where necessary but retain ownership to follow-up and ensure follow-through
  • provide customer reports, input on operations metrics and SLA compliance
Technical Responsibilities:

  • Produce live television broadcasts or recordings of high-profile events
  • Operate video production switcher and cameras during events
  • Operate audio mixing board during live broadcasts and large events
  • Streaming media encoding, digital video editing and digital asset management
  • Provide audiovisual support for conferences and events
  • Setup and initiate ISDN and/or IP videoconferences
  • Audio and video signal routing, patching, switching
  • Record tape masters, maintain accurate tape logs and provide media duplication as needed
  • Knowledge of and adherence to Yorktel policies and procedures
  • Pre-event staging, testing
  • Logistics, load in, setup, and strike
  • Production logistics to include audio and video production equipment, lighting, staging, projection and related assets
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills and Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong experience in broadcast video production
  • Technical expertise in a broad range of state-of-the-art production equipment
  • Solid understanding of television production fundamentals
  • Experience with audio production and live sound reinforcement fundamentals
  • Skilled in the setup and operation of a wide variety of audiovisual equipment
  • Familiarity with streaming media and digital media formats and encoding
  • Experience switching multi-camera or multi-source video programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with high level, high profile executives and public figures
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Detail oriented self-starter; must be capable of working independently with little supervision
  • Present a professional appearance at all times
  • Ability to travel to support events
  • Ability to lift up 50 lbs
  • Frequent walking, standing, and sitting
  • May require stooping or crouching
  • Occasional weekend or evening hours

Join us and you will enjoy an excellent salary and benefits package, including 401k and Flex 125 plans.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, Genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.


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