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Broadcast Maintenance Technician


Southfield, MI, US, 48033


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  


CBS 62 (WWJ-TV) and CW50 (WKBD-TV), the CBS News and Stations owned & operated in the #15 television market in Detroit, is seeking a Broadcast Maintenance Technician with a strong passion for television broadcasting.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to manage, document and execute projects and other tasks in a demanding live-streaming and broadcast environment. The person will be directly responsible for installation, operation and maintenance of studio and field equipment. A strong background in and understanding of television engineering systems is required, including analog and digital audio and video, IT systems and IT-based broadcast television systems.




  • Exhibit a good working knowledge of television and IT systems maintenance, as well as FCC rules, regulations and licensing.
  • Install, maintain, upgrade, and configure standard broadcast television equipment
  • Read schematics and engineering drawings.
  • Cultivate vendor and supplier sales and support contacts. Be familiar with purchasing procedures.
  • Work closely with the Director of Information Technology to support IT infrastructure, IP-based production workflows, and cybersecurity efforts.
  • Manage implementation of large, detailed capital projects.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple, sometimes changing priorities and follow through until successful resolution.
  • Show judgment and ability to effectively handle complex issues under pressure or during emergency situations.
  • Be available to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may become necessary from time to time.


Experience and qualifications:


  • Five years in television broadcast operations and maintenance, or military equivalent.
  • Technical configuration experience with production switchers, video systems and automation.
  • Experience in broadcast television transmission and RF systems at VHF, UHF and microwave frequencies is desirable.
  • Familiarity with studio production workflows and experience working on live production crews. Ability to learn to fill production operational positions (video switching, audio mixing, electronic graphics, camera, studio, etc) as needed.
  • Knowledge of studio staging and lighting.
  • Computer literacy is required, including knowledge of computer operating systems, engineering applications, and networking and interconnection methods.
  • The ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing is essential. AutoCAD proficiency is desirable.
  • Ability to answer questions from the general public about reception issues.
  • Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently. Work with minimal supervision and demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a union environment is beneficial. The successful candidate will be a member of Local Union 58 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and is covered by the bargaining unit contract agreement.
  • Membership in one or more professional societies related to broadcast engineering, such as the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or the Audio Engineering Society.
  • Society of Broadcast Engineers certification at the Certified Broadcast Television Engineer level or above is required at hire or within one year.
  • Ability to perform nominal physical activity associated with equipment installation and maintenance.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.




  • High school diploma is required.
  • Two- or four-year post-secondary or trade school education in a related field, or corresponding military experience and training, is desirable.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit