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Post Date: 07/10/2020
Job #: 16515
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: Manager, Broadcast Engineering
Location: NC: Raleigh
Job Description:

We are looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

We are a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

Being on our team means: You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we’re looking for: The Broadcast Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing technical expertise and engineering support at the assigned location. Additionally, this position will support new technology and related project initiatives by researching and evaluating emerging technologies. The responsibilities require systems integration, remote production, studio production and IT knowledge.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

- Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
- Responsible for broadcast infrastructure design, integration, maintenance, and operation. Extending production abilities to remote sites as necessary
- Document scope of work for engineering projects
- Interface with system integrators and vendors on system design, installation, commissioning and repairs. Responsible for managing build-outs and infrastructure upgrades
- Manage the engineering and operational logistics during project integration by providing transitional plans that will incorporate the new system while maintaining existing operations
- Responsible for broadcast infrastructure redesigns and upgrades which include integrating new equipment into the existing system, software and firmware updates, and documentation revisions
- Manage Broadcast Engineering staff, including hiring, developing, and scheduling and task management of assigned news channel engineering department
- Develop strong working relationship with other Network engineering staff and business leaders
- Oversee and maintain broadcast and production infrastructures. Including but not limited to: Control Rooms/Production Trucks, Master Control, Ingest and acquisition, Edit Suites, Newsroom, Equipment Center and Transmission
- Responsible for short/medium/long term forecasting and budget proposals for new projects and replacement of current equipment
- Track, manage and advise management on departmental expenses
- Manage performance of direct reports
- Approve, read, and maintain system documentation as well as review documentation submitted by all broadcast engineering personnel
- Hands-on role that will lead assign, train, schedule and oversee the work and performance of others
- Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge:

- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Ability to work effectively in a complex 24/7 news environment by diagnosing and resolving or developing alternate methods to overcome issues and maintain continuity in on-air broadcast
- Knowledge of Windows 7 workstations
- Knowledge of Windows Server and SQL Enterprise server preferred
- Intermediate knowledge with TCP/IP Network topologies, and basic understanding of VLANS and Cisco WAN/LAN switches preferred
- Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply solutions to meet business needs
- Knowledge of ENG/DSNG trucks, satellite systems, fiber networks
- Knowledge of electrical systems, generators, UPS, plumbing, HVAC and basic construction techniques
- Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
- Ability to interface with internal company and division personnel at various levels and outside equipment vendors and suppliers
- Ability to make decisions and work collaboratively with others to solve problems
- Ability to influence people with purpose, direction and motivation to accomplish goals
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate solutions to team members and other departments
- Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solving
- Work independently with no supervision and guidance
- Ability to work under time pressure deadlines
- Valid driver’s license for authorized driving in the state of residence

Education & Experience:

- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical discipline preferred or equivalent work experience
- 7+ years of Broadcast engineering experience
- 2+ years of Management experience
- Travel: 15% where applicable

Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:

- Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
- Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
- Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
- Participation in an established on-call rotation

Post Date: 07/08/2020
Job #: 16514
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Transmitter Engineer
Location: NE
Job Description:

We are looking for a professional to install, operate and repair digital television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters and related equipment in assigned geographical service area/region, with regular trips to other Nebraska sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Perform regular preventative maintenance activities of television and radio transmitters, translators, NOAA National Weather Service transmitters to ensure proper and efficient functioning of all transmission equipment. Provide supervision of tower crews and other contracted personnel doing maintenance at regional transmitter sites. Order and install equipment, work with vendors, and work with local land owners to ensure compliance with agreements. Supervise or install new equipment and antennas as required. Interprets CAD mechanical drawings, wiring diagrams, and detailed electronic schematic diagrams. Responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and grounds of transmitter locations. Operate and oversee maintenance of a State-provided vehicle. Make recommendations to supervisor for equipment replacement, system modifications and general operations requirements to enhance the function of the transmission sites. Operate and repair ancillary equipment to translator and transmitter systems in Nebraska. Maintain files of operation, program logs, and tower inspections, etc. and reports tower lighting failures as required by the FCC and FAA. Assist with Radio and/or TV broadcast related equipment installation and maintenance in the North Platte area facility.

Post Date: 07/08/2020
Job #: 16513
Organization Type:
– Manufacturer/Service Provider
Job Title: Other: Bench Tech Customer Support
Location: NJ: or work from home
Job Description:

We are looking for a bench tech with extensive radio broadcast experience to work on processors and field tech support calls. It’s an ideal position for someone who's looking to retire and isn't ready to spend the rest of their days watching Jerry Springer Show reruns on cable.

It’s a 3 or 4 days a week, 5 or 6 hours a day job.

Troubleshooting skills are required along with good communications skills and the ability to field calls from customers who might not have any idea what an audio processor for AM/MW/SW/FM/DAB/DAB+/Streaming is or how to use it.

We have all of the tools for SMD work including stereo microscopes, re-work stations and lots of nice test equipment and spare parts.

The ability to read schematic diagrams, use DVM, O'Scopes, Audio Precision measurement systems, spectrum analyzers, modulation monitors along with logical troubleshooting capability will be needed.

For the right candidate we could organize "work from home”.

Post Date: 07/06/2020
Job #: 16512
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: GA: Columbus
Job Description:

We are seeking an energetic and detail-oriented individual to manage the successful operation of our technical and building facilities and provide support on the various needs of other departments. The Broadcast Engineer is part of a team responsible for the uninterrupted operation of all television, IT, and building management systems. A successful candidate must be a good multi-tasker with prior experience in television-broadcast as well as a working knowledge of IT systems and the advanced broadcast technologies of a television station.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for managing and participating in the successful, sustained operation of all technology; including software systems, Television and TV Production systems, television transmitters, building and facilities, and all IT and network systems. This also includes the regular Phone System and Mobile Phones.
• Perform general and preventative maintenance on all broadcast, IT, and building facilities equipment.
• Help provide project and repair cost documentation when necessary to the Manager.
• Help provide strategic planning and guidance towards organization goals; developing long-range plans for systems upgrades and implementation of new technologies.
• Participate in cross-training program for all Engineering and IT personnel.
• Be available on-call for emergencies for technical operations (IT, TV Production, and facilities) and for transmitter emergencies when necessary.
• Provide guidance and support with the development and implementation of all current and future projects, special, facilities rentals, and other new business initiatives.
• Stay current on state-of-the-art developments in IT, production, and broadcast technical areas and make recommendations to senior leadership when necessary.
• Provide Specific Engineering Signal Flow Diagrams for all work performed on technical systems.

Credentials and Experience:

• At least 3-5 years of experience working in the Broadcast Television and IT Technology Field.
• Degree in Engineering, Electronics Technology, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
• Must have extensive broadcast operations experience in television and IT operations.
• Working knowledge of television and digital studio broadcast and production systems including: video server technology, digital HD and SD signal routing and switching, digital SD and HD encoding technologies and techniques, television and radio automation and traffic systems and the interface of these systems, audio encoding, routing and storage, television editing systems, large disk-based video and audio storage systems and integration of the broadcast and production environment into an IT system.
• Thorough knowledge and experience with television transmission, microwave, and remote control systems.
• Knowledge of FCC license and reporting requirements.
• Thorough knowledge of the operation of state-of-the-art television studios and associated systems.
• Highly developed computer skills; experience with designing, installing and maintaining a windows based computer network system with at least 50 plus users.
• Effective understanding of Microsoft Office and Servers operating systems.
• Must work in collaborative manner and foster a team spirit.
• Ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple assignments under pressure and within deadlines.
• Be able to work effective in a growing company, in a dynamic environment while ensuring that cross-departmental demands needs are fulfilled and expectations met.
• Great communication skills with a strong desire to provide outstanding customer service and interact effectively with all levels of the team.

Physical Requirements:

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to Walk, Sit and Stand for long periods of time, Lift and Carry 80 lbs, bend, squat, reach, stretch, climb up and down ladders, use fingers, hands and arms for extended periods of time in repetitive motions.

Full-time Employee Benefits include:

• Vacation, Sick, Personal, Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, 401k etc. after a respective waiting period

Required education:

• Degree in Engineering, Electronics Technology, Computer Science or related Job Field.

Required experience:

• Engineering, Electronics Technology, Computer Science experience
• Television Technology Field: 3-5 years

Required license or certification:

• Valid Driver’s License with a Good Driving Record.

Candidates must consent to a Background and MVR Screening.

EOE M/F/D/V

Post Date: 06/29/2020
Job #: 16511
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: TX: Corpus Christi
Job Description:

Responsible for installation and repair of all equipment and supervising master control operators.

Essential Functions:

1. Installs and repairs all equipment including the UHF full power transmitter.
2. Supervises master control operators.

Competencies:

1. Technical Capability.
2. Strategic Thinking.
3. Communication Proficiency.
4. Ability to Multitask.
5. Leadership.
6. Teamwork.

Supervisory Responsibility:

- Reports directly to VP of Engineering- East

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

- This is a Full Time position, Monday through Friday. Actual hours and schedule may vary.

Required Education and Experience:

1. Background in television and/or radio broadcast engineering.
2. Experience with RF, microwave and transmitter (low & full power)
3. FCC 1st class or General Radiotelephone license preferred but not required

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We participate in the E-Verify system operated by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration and will use E-Verify to confirm work eligibility for all new hire employees.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply.

Post Date: 06/24/2020
Job #: 16510
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: PA: Philadelphia
Job Description:

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Radio Broadcasting Engineer in our high profile Philadelphia cluster of stations.

Duties:

• Handle the installation, maintenance and legal operation of all audio, electronic and broadcast transmitting equipment necessary for the stations to function
• Monitor the overall technical operation of the stations to insure compliance with FCC, Federal, EPA, OSHA, State and local regulations
• Execute maintenance and repair and/or coordinate maintenance and repair for station office, studios and transmitter facilities
• Instruct and assist operators in the proper operation of the station’s broadcast equipment, FCC procedures and requirements, and any computer equipment necessary for the operators to perform their required duties
• Readily demonstrate the ability and willingness to work with department heads to promote the company’s interests and success
• Strive to enhance the efficiency of the engineering and technical operation
• Oversee remote broadcasts and personal appearances where electronic equipment is involved.
• Maintain the public file and complete all applicable reports
• Responsible to follow all Company policies & procedures
• Reports directly to the General Manager

Qualifications:

• High power AM transmitter experience
• Knowledge of directional and non-directional AM Arrays
• 3 + years’ experience
• Knowledge of ENCO automation system preferred
• This position requires around-the- clock response to equipment problems and outages.
• This is a physically demanding position. Position requires frequent physical exertion including standing, crawling, fitting into tight spaces, climbing stairs and ladders, and lifting and carrying materials and equipment weighing 50-100 pounds
• Valid driver’s license required

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Post Date: 06/18/2020
Job #: 16509
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: FL: Fort Myers
Job Description:

We are currently looking for a Broadcast Systems Engineer. This is a staff position in the Broadcast Operations and Engineering department. Our Engineering staff cares for two network stations and three sub-channels.

Responsibilities:

The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of video, computer and network equipment located at the Company’s Fort Myers’ studios and transmitter site. The person will be required to interact well with staff from various departments, and to provide technical support to these departments as needed. This position reports directly to the Engineering Supervisor under the Chief Engineer.

Requirements:

We require a detail oriented person with broad based knowledge of digital video equipment as well as with IP network equipment and their integration with broadcast systems. Microsoft and SBE certifications are a plus. The successful applicant will be a high energy individual with an excellent work ethic, good communication skills and a strong desire to learn new equipment and systems. A familiarity with equipment manufacturers such as Evertz, Ross, Cobalt and SSL is also appreciated.

Minimum Education: Associate in related field
Required experience - Broadcast Engineering background: ~3 year
UHF Transmitter experience a plus
Selected candidates will be asked to provide references
Will be able to handle physical work required for the job

The selected candidate will be involved with current projects and with our future conversion to an IP video flow infrastructure.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life, disability, FSA, HSA, 401(k) with company matching, vacation and holiday pay. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Post Date: 06/17/2020
Job #: 16506
Organization Type:
– Other: Digital Media
Job Title: Master Control Supervisor: Supervisor, Operations
Location: GA
Job Description:

We are a global technology services company focused on supporting broadcast, cable and digital leaders. We design, implement and operate reliable video solutions that capture, process and deliver our clients’ video content from any source, in any format, to any destination in the most efficient manner possible.

Job Description:

• The Operations Supervisor provides technical support to the Network Operations Management team and Broadcast Coordinators. Ensures that quality technical service is provided twenty-four hours a day and that all procedures of the network/area are executed. Maintains daily technical operations needs and assists with staff management within Network Operations.
• Ensures that specified technical procedures and company policies are being satisfied.
• Responsible for maintenance of operations-based server functions including maintaining server space, purging inactive material, and general media management.
• Prioritizes daily Media needs.
• Assists in managing the Broadcast Coordinator staff; to include scheduling, training, and disciplinary action, etc.
• Assists with technical training initiatives to ensure all staff members have an understanding of systems and hardware within Network Operations.
• Responsible for patching, routing, transcoding and operating pertinent equipment in the Network Operations area.
• Assists with creating SOP for new processes and workflows.
• Reports all on-air discrepancies promptly to Manager and Senior Managers
• Able to perform Live On-Air duties in relation to event/operator coverage, when necessary.
• Assumes day to day operations for networks and provides management support in the absence of their fellow managers.
• Other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements:

• Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a Master Control or Broadcast environment.
• Technical proficiency and operational knowledge of all systems and hardware within network environment.
• Must have ability to deploy staff in strategic manner to support high profile and live events.
• Must be willing to work a flexible schedule which includes nights, weekends and holidays.
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
• Operational management experience, preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree in related field, preferred

We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. M/F/Disability/Veteran

Post Date: 06/17/2020
Job #: 16507
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Chief Engineer
Location: AL: Huntsville
Job Description:

We need a Chief Engineer due to a pending retirement.

The Chief Engineer will oversee day-to-day operations of engineering, IT, and master control. They are responsible for procuring equipment, maintaining the facility, and overseeing planning and execution of station initiatives. Knowledge of transmitters, studio, building, information systems, and FCC regulatory and compliance rules are needed.

This position plays an integral role in the station’s development. We’re a news-intensive environment and we move fast. The ideal candidate will be able to lead and inspire a team that understands service.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Post Date: 06/17/2020
Job #: 16508
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: Market Engineer IT Manager
Location: NY: Binghamton
Job Description:

We are looking for a Market Engineer IT Manager to oversee our multi-station broadcast radio facility in the Binghamton, NY market. Candidates would be responsible for all technical operations of our FM and AM stations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Knowledge, skill and/or ability required to maintain and update studio equipment
• Ensure compliance with all Company Engineering and Information Technology practices
• Interface with Vice President of Engineering and Vice President, Information Technology
• Transmission systems and transmitter plant maintenance
• Satellite systems installation maintenance and updating remote broadcast systems
• Installation, maintenance, digital storage and automation system maintenance (Zetta experience preferred)
• EAS systems logging compliance and equipment maintenance,
• Telephone and voicemail systems maintenance and updating
• Personal computer, servers, printers, software maintenance and updating
• Candidate should be familiar with Microsoft Windows (all versions), Microsoft Office, Networking concepts and computer hardware, wireless and handheld devices.
• LAN systems installation and maintenance
• Ability to interface with programming and other staff to achieve desired goals.
• Candidates would also ensure compliance with FCC technical rules
• After hours and weekend work as required. Other duties as necessary.

Education and Experience:

Technical training school, or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. SBE or computer related certification helpful, but not necessary

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Position will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by the supervisor.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetics.

Post Date: 06/12/2020
Job #: 16505
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Asst. Chief Engineer
Location: NE
Job Description:

Assist the Network Operations Chief Engineer in installation, integration, operation and maintenance of Television, Radio, Satellite, Digital and Terrestrial IP, Broadcast and Non- Broadcast Systems and Infrastructure. Following the Chief Engineer's direction assist in installation, maintenance, and administration of Network Management Control Systems for Control and Monitoring of Television, Radio, Satellite, Digital and Terrestrial IP, Broadcast and Non- Broadcast Systems. Assist in Maintenance, Operation, and Administration of the Diversity, Disaster, Maintenance Site (DDMS). Monitor and inform Chief Engineer of any network discrepancies and make appropriate recommendations for resolution.

Post Date: 06/05/2020
Job #: 16501
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Non-commercial, Cable TV Facility, Satellite Facility
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: AL
Job Description:

This position involves maintaining television transmission, audio and video equipment, including computers and automation systems. The candidate will be directly responsible for hands-on support as well as performing operational checks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Maintain and repair transmitters (TV, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, monitors and display systems.
• Perform preventative maintenance on an assortment of production equipment.
• Proficient in test equipment including coax/fiber, baseband and related tools for use in installation, maintenance, and repair of media systems.
• Compliant with required safety and technical standards

Required Qualifications:

• Minimum of two (2) to four (4) years’ experience in broadcast television or related field.
• Skilled in troubleshooting, interpreting and diagnosing operational/technical equipment problems.
• Must be able to read and understand technical drawings and manuals.
• Must be able to work flexible schedule outside of normal business hours, including morning, nights and weekends.
• Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Physically able to perform the duties (ability to lift 60 lbs. or more)
• Good eyesight and hearing are required; No color blindness.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Computer proficiency in hardware, software and networking.
• Component level testing and repair.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Catholic faith and EWTN mission.

Required Education:

• Associate’s degree (AA) in Electronics or demonstrated equivalent in work experience.

Additional Information:

Benefits: Medical, dental, FSA, vision care, life insurance, short & long term disability, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, CDU Educational assistance, paid time off, and 11 paid holidays. EOE

Post Date: 06/05/2020
Job #: 16502
Organization Type:
– Satellite Facility, Post Production Facility
Job Title: Master Control Supervisor
Location: GA
Job Description:

The Supervisor, Operations provides technical support to the Network Operations Management team and Broadcast Coordinators. Ensures that quality technical service is provided twenty-four hours a day and that all procedures of the network/area are executed. Maintains daily technical operations needs and assists with staff management within Network Operations.

Post Date: 06/05/2020
Job #: 16503
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Maintenance Engineer
Location: FL
Job Description:

We have an opening for an experienced broadcast Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air signals and its equipment from acquisition to distribution. This position supports all station efforts in-house and on remote location.

Job Responsibilities:

* Maintains digital transmitters, microwave central receive sites, satellite antenna systems, signal distribution and routing systems, processing systems, monitoring devices, and automation systems.
* Maintains production equipment including robotic camera system, production switcher, play out servers, graphics devices, lighting systems, weather graphics and weather systems, audio consoles, microphones, and IFBs.
* Maintains news-gathering equipment including ENG cameras, field gear, ENG, DSNG, and SNG trucks, editing systems, and support devices.
* Maintains support equipment including master and sub switchers, monitors, videotape machines, XDCAM decks, computer systems, microphones, and intercoms.
* Conducts troubleshooting, installation, research, documentation, and cabling tasks.

Experience Requirements:

* Should have 2+ years of experience working as a maintenance technician at a commercial television station with extensive experience in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of broadcast equipment or 2+ years of experience in a related military occupation specialty. Computer and networking experience will be considered.

Qualification Requirements:

* Must have a solid background in broadcast television systems, transmission, and satellite communications
* Must have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills with the ability to repair equipment down to the circuit level
* Must have knowledge of computers, computer systems, and networking
* Must have advanced skill with video production, microwave systems, IT infrastructure, and station automation
* Desired to have experience maintaining and troubleshooting digital transmitters
* Desired to have experience with Autocad for system design and layout
* Must be able to lift, carry, and move up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, work on rooftops and in confined spaces
* Must be flexible to work various days and non-standard shifts as assigned
* Must have the ability to work effectively with other team members and independently
* Must be capable of following instructions, verbal and written
* Must have the ability work with minimal supervision
* Must have the ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
* Must have excellent vision (with or without corrective lenses) with ability to read and distinguish colors.

Education:

* Associates degree in electronic engineering or a minimum of two-years of an accredited technical electronics school equivalent. Practical experience may be substituted for formal training.
* Military training and experience in electronics, avionics or related fields will be considered.
* SBE CPBE (or better) certification a plus.
* Military Broadcast Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course from Defense Information School (DINFOS) a plus.

Post Date: 06/05/2020
Job #: 16498
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial, Radio Station - Non-commercial, Television Station - Non-commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Technician: Broadcast/Engineering Maintenance Technician III
Location: SC: Columbia
Job Description:

Proficiently installs, maintains, monitors, and repairs portions of television, radio, and network equipment; which utilizes complex low, high, and very high frequency digital electronic technologies throughout the Company’s Statewide system.

Job Duties:

Diagnose and correct malfunctioning complex electronic portions of computer controlled analog/digital audio and/or video routing, production switchers or edit systems. Along with CPU controlled field or studio camera systems, tapeless video/audio storage units, CPU and non CPU controlled audio switchers. Repair digital tape recorders/players.

Diagnose and correct local and wide area networking, firewalls, switches, wireless technology, and Internet protocol problems in the broadcast environment. Maintain all broadcast related servers and keep up with hardware and software updates, as well as routine maintenance. Provide technical engineering assistance in computing and networking methodologies and technologies.

Provide technical engineering assistance in the planning, design and construction of production/routing/distribution facilities. Provide assistance for the operation of remote transmission sights, studios and signal pathways throughout the state system to the Technical Maintenance Manager, Technical Operations Director and the Vice President for Engineering.

Assembles facilities for extremely complex production of program material (may assist in higher level technician when the facilities are extremely complex). Advise, assist, and guide lower level technicians in appropriate maintenance and repairing techniques, troubleshooting, construction and installation.

Serve as technician in charge for studio, remote and post production activities. Participate with higher level administrators, operation managers, etc. in the development of procedures, rules and policies. Participate in the evaluation of equipment and design facilities. Review specifications of new equipment and design of facilities. Review specifications on new equipment, recommending new equipment purchases. Operate equipment. e.g., cameras, recorders, etc., during production.

Other related tasks.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate degree in a related area; or high school diploma and experience in the repair and maintenance of electronic broadcasting equipment.

Additional Requirements:

Extensive knowledge of NTSE, EIA, SMPTE, FCC, and Company television broadcast standards of digital electronic technologies. Extensive knowledge and skills in operating extremely complex stereo radio and surround sound television production facilities. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve highly complex software and hardware issues. Knowledge of fundamental computing and networking methodologies and technologies in a broadcast environment. Knowledge of local and wide area networking, firewalls, switches, wireless technology, and Internet protocols. Thoroughly skilled in: reading functional diagrams, schematics in applying logical troubleshooting techniques, and in replacing circuit board components. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. The above knowledge and skills can be obtained through on-the-job training, self taught (training manuals and reference manuals), formal education, technical schools, and equipment manufacturer's schools.

Work place contains high voltage electronic equipment and large electric motors and electrical equipment. Duties frequently require a considerable amount of walking, standing, bending, and lifting of heavy equipment of 50 lb. items. Job requires some travel. Duties occasionally require weekend and night work. Must be able to respond to emergency situations within a reasonably short time.

Preferred Qualifications:

An associate's degree and four years of related work experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Comments:

Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume may be attached, but not substituted for completing work history and education sections of the employment application. The employment application will be considered incomplete and not forwarded.

Post Date: 06/05/2020
Job #: 16499
Organization Type:
– Government - Civilian: Federal Contractor
Job Title: I.T. Engineer: Broadcast Systems Engineer
Location: DC
Job Description:

We are seeking a Broadcast Engineer Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Washington, DC. The qualified applicant will become part of or US Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Administration, Information Technology Services Division of the Executive Office (A/EX/ITS’s) team. This is a contract to provide the US Department of State with highly-skilled and
qualified personnel to provide high quality, “state of the art” application development activities to be performed in support of A/EX/ITS systems and applications, leveraging an integrated and scalable framework to meet ITS’s vision and requirements, leveraging Agile/SCRUM or a hybrid development methodology supported by a DevOps framework.

Roles and Responsibilities:

· Assists in routine activities related to implementation, configuration, coordination, control, maintenance, troubleshooting, security, and usage monitoring of video, audio, cablecast, Local Area Network (LAN) and audio/visual technology.
· Manages production and broadcast facilities ensuring compliance with federal broadcast engineering standards.
· Manages information technology, media, audio visual, web, database, content development, and video encoding services to support a multi-media broadcast network.
· Reviews and analyzes new and revised system specifications for electrical, electronic and computer-based hardware for completeness and compatibility with present technology and system capabilities.
· Provides technical expertise to manage the transition of a current on-premise system to a modern cloud-based streaming system.
· Interfaces with clients to determine broadcast infrastructure and network requirements.
· Establishes and communicates best practices to clients in support of the administration and maintenance of broadcast services and technologies.
· Performs regular and preventative maintenance on all broadcast equipment.
· Identifies solutions for continual broadcast improvements and modernization efforts and provides and implements equipment enhancements/modification recommendations.

Post Date: 06/05/2020
Job #: 16500
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial, Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Broadcast Engineer
Location: MD: Salisbury
Job Description:

We are searching for a full-time Broadcast Engineer to join our expanding group of television and radio stations based in Salisbury, Maryland. Successful candidates should have experience in some of the following areas:

• Satellite technology
• Commercial automation systems
• Routing systems
• IT and computers
• Radio broadcasting
• ENG equipment
• Microwave trucks and microwave systems
• Computer editing equipment
• Broadcast facility systems
• RF Transmitter experience

Must have the ability to maintain existing equipment, troubleshoot system and equipment issues. Implement new systems and equipment as we expand. The ability to read CAD drawings and wiring diagrams. Must be a self-starter with ability to work weekends and evenings when necessary. Must have a good driving record.

We operate six network-affiliated television stations, five radio stations, a strong digital division. We broadcast from multiple transmitter sites using Nautel and Rohde and Schwarz low and high-powered transmitters. Our award-winning news teams operate from an 11,000 square foot NewsPlex in Salisbury, MD and our affiliate operates from a studio in Milton, DE. Both studios are controlled in Salisbury, MD using Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite control rooms. In addition, we operate multiple radio studios locally and remotely with a Wheatnet system. We make use of SAT trucks, microwave, TVU’s, a helicopter, TVU/SAT Jeep, and drones in our news broadcasts. Our master control uses Florical automation in conjunction with Omneon servers. In addition, we use Nexio servers/automation.

If you’re a hands-on person with knowledge of broadcasting equipment, RF transmission, digital television, IT, ENG equipment, we’d like to hear from you.

Post Date: 05/29/2020
Job #: 16496
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Master Control Operator: Operations Technician
Location: LA: Shreveport
Job Description:

We have an opening for an Operations Technician. We are looking for a person with a positive, team-oriented attitude with good communication skills and willingness to work in a dynamic broadcasting & news environment. The Operations Technician maintains the technical integrity of the station’s on-air play lists and its commercial content. Hours and shifts will vary depending on the news events of the day with weekend, night, and holiday work as part of the job.

Applicant should be a self-starter with the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines, detail oriented with the ability to understand and follow instructions and be a team player with a strong sense of responsibility.

General Responsibilities:

• Monitor all confidence feeds across all platforms for signal quality
• Manually switch or verify automated switch of both live shows as well as recorded content across all streams
• Check and verify continuity of commercial play list for all local insertion
• Ingest commercial content and show content as needed daily
• Sign on/off daily EAS logs
• Must work well with others as well as working without direct supervision

Requirements:

• Minimum of two years’ experience as a master control operator at a commercial broadcast television station
• High school diploma or GED required
• Candidate must have strong technical and communication skills with a preference of some prior experience with master control operations.
• Must have skills with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Post Date: 05/15/2020
Job #: 16492
Organization Type:
– Radio Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: Region Engineer
Location: NM: Albuquerque
Job Description:

Responsibilities:

• Participates in designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining various types of electronic equipment for optimum transmission and/or broadcast performance with scalability, performance and reliability.
• Assists clients, fellow technicians, and service personnel in the installation, training and support of software, hardware, and related 3rd party peripheral components, including but are not limited to file servers, commercial grade workstations, networking switches, NICs, monitors, KVMs, and radio equipment.
• Tests faulty electronic components and circuits to locate defects and applies knowledge of electronic systems and test tools to diagnose causes of malfunction.
• Implements planned maintenance support (e.g. installs tools, applies upgrades, etc.) as a preventative/precautionary measure.
• Aligns, adjusts, and calibrates RF transmission equipment according to manufacturer specifications and FCC regulations.
• Maintains the integrity of mission critical data and audio file storage and backups.
• Maintains reliable operation of audio automation system.
• Maintains internal tools used by the department and records repairs, calibrations and tests.
• Makes capital improvement recommendations to engineering management.
• Make facilities maintenance recommendations of transmitter sites for safe and reliable technical operation.
• May participate in after-hours production/deployment/releases.
• Provides 24/7 on-call response to all studio and transmission technical operations issues.

Qualifications:

• This is a service oriented position requiring excellent written and oral communication, personable interaction with fellow employees and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Occasional night and weekend work is expected and must be on-call and available to respond 24/7.
• You must be able to climb ladders, work in small spaces and have the ability to lift 50 pounds.
• For consideration you must possess a valid state driver’s license and have an excellent driving record.
• A minimum of 5 years experience is required.

Post Date: 05/15/2020
Job #: 16494
Organization Type:
– Television Station - Commercial
Job Title: Other: BIT Engineer
Location: TX: Euless
Job Description:

Ensure smooth technical operations of the Media Operations department. Oversee functions of television production and post-production hardware. Install, operate, and maintain a variety of broadcast equipment used for data and network processing within the telephone system as well as security and energy management hardware.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Work closely with EIC and IT Manager
* Effectively communicate the status of issues
* Provide project updates
* Offer resolutions to technical issues.
* Full maintenance of all facets of television broadcast, Media, HVAC and IT equipment including but not limited to troubleshooting and upgrading of software and hardware
* Construct computers
* Create action plan for the installation of new equipment
* Assist with documentation of engineering systems
* Provide technical support to staff in a professional and prompt manner
* Other duties as directed

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

* Must be detail oriented and proficient while multi-tasking
* Must be a self-motivator and take initiation when necessary without supervision
* Must remain calm during stressful situations while handling the various tasks in ever changing circumstances
* Must possess a diplomatic and problem-solving mindset
* Must possess the ability to communicate with administration and staff in a professional manner
* Adequate hearing and sight in order to keep TV equipment set to in-house standards.

Education:

* BA/BS Degree from a four-year college preferred

Experience:

* Minimum of two preferably four years’ work-related experience

Language Skills:

* The individual must possess the ability to read and interpret pertinent documents as well as effectively communicate information with staff one-on-one.

Reasoning Ability:

* Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions
* Ability to handle problems involving concrete variables in standardized situations
* Ability to work alone as well as part of a team
* Ability to perform repetitive work
* Be vigilant and concentrate
* Must be open to working overtime

Physical Demands:

The individual must meet the physical demands described here in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

* Physical activities include, but are not limited to: opening, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulder and or below waist, reaching waist to shoulder; repetitive wrist, hands, arms, and/or finger motions when using computer; occasional standing, walking, stooping or kneeling.
* While performing the duties of this job, the individual is required to sit much of the day. The individual must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near and far-sited vision as well as peripheral vision and the ability to focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts however the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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