Material Manager - KTLA, Los Angeles

KTLA, the #1 station in the #2 market, is looking for a Material Manager . In the heart of Hollywood, KTLA is like no other from Bob Hopes sign-on to Red Carpets, Rose Parades, and powerhouse News, KTLA is beloved. And why LA? Los Angeles is a diverse community with hundreds of performing arts venues, museums, and unmatched sports/outdoor activities - and the perfect weather to enjoy them all!


  • Assist Director and Assoc. Director with prep and coordination pre-production and production elements for daily live newscasts.

  • Coordinate and prepare edited video content for daily live newscasts.

  • Track and update status of edited content for playback in daily live newscasts.

  • Coordinate and communicate incoming feeds with Newscenter Ops. and field crews.

  • Coordinate with News producers daily editing assignments in conjunction w/timeline for live feed ingest schedule.

  • Provide desktop editing support (Adobe Premiere). Edit bumps and teases for News

  • Communicate and update News feed schedules to writers and producers.

  • Perform quality analysis (QA) of all News feed video and edited content prior to broadcast.

  • Manage and update News video archive database. Facilitate video archive requests and searches for all station departments.

  • Cross-training: Trained in required skill sets to capably fill in as a relief Associate Director to cover vacation days and sick calls.

  • Track server playout status during live newscasts and coordinate News content archiving processes following daily newscasts.

  • Generate a daily End of Shift Report (EOS) updating status of edited on content and Material Management facilities status.

  • Provide Production Dept. with general and specific production assistance as required for all areas of News and Special Events production.


  • Bachelors Degree in Communications, Television Production, or equivalent related experience.

  • Two or more years of experience working in live News production.

  • Team player.

  • Possess excellent organizational skills.

  • Communicates and engages with co-workers in a positive and productive manner.

  • Precise time management and ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrates composure and timely decision-making in a dynamic work environment.

  • Current on fundamental News pre-produced content workflow and technologies.

  • Demonstrates intellect and ability to learn, adapt and train others on new production technologies.

  • Creative and innovative thinking in all aspects of production responsibilities.

  • Possess working knowledge of production operating systems including ENPS, Bit Central, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Ross Xpression and equivalent production and operating systems. Proficient in Microsoft Office/Outlook/Teams.

    KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Salary Range
$116,000.00 - $158,000.00
per Year
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Los Angeles, CA, 90079, US