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Avid Engineer, Post Production


New York, NY, US, 10019

Information Technology
New York

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


Overview & Responsibilities

The News Production Support Services team is part of the Technology team responsible for supporting CBS News’ worldwide news organization, providing the CBS Television Network with regularly scheduled news and public affairs broadcasts, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation as well as special reports. CBS News also provides CBS Newspath®, a television news syndication service that offers daily news coverage, sports highlights and news features to the CBS Television Network affiliates and other subscribers worldwide.  

The Post-Production Specialist, News, provides hardware and software support for mission critical computer and technical systems required for external television news broadcasts.  This position is a key technology role for supporting News television programs. 


Provide post-production support across the television news programs 

Ensure the broadcast television news infrastructure is always in good order through proactive hardware and software maintenance, licensing, equipment upgrades and installations, system administration, and OS image creation and network deployments 

Manage numerous non-linear edit (NLE) clients, ingest, capture, storage, and transcode servers  

Independently troubleshoot and resolve anomalies in fast paced environment and execute best solutions to limit production downtime 

Recommend and execute technical workflow improvements  


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree 

1 - 3 years in a live broadcast television news environment managing numerous non-linear edit systems (NLE) in non-fiction, network or high-volume production company


Additional Qualifications

Working knowledge of Cisco switches, virtual machines, Microsoft image deployments using SCCM/MDT, Red Hat Linux, and file transport and automation systems (Aspera/Signiant)

Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe CC, Davinci Resolve, and Nucoda

 Knowledge of UHD/4K cameras, workflows, and trends

 Practical experience in post-production environments using video CODECs and complex file-based workflows using on-premises transcoding systems such as Telestream Vantage, Adobe Media Encoder, or cloud-centric video encode solutions

System administration experience (Windows Server, Active Directory, and DNS)

Working knowledge of IP networks, protocols, and hardware

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively guide, support, and escalate anomalies for all end-users in a live 24/7 broadcast facility

Avid Certified Support Representative Certification is desirable

Experience in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple priorities

Commitment to work flexible hours, early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.

Candidates who have worked as, Post-Production Managers, Post-Production Supervisors, Ingest Operators, Media Managers, or Broadcast Engineers are encouraged to apply.




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

At ViacomCBS, 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. ViacomCBS 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.

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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City