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Broadcast Engineer

4034

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19130

Information Technology
Philadelphia
Full-Time

CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations’ digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.

The station group’s properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations’ premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group’s websites and mobile applications.

 

"A degree in a technical related field, appropriate IT certifications, and/or equivalent experience is required for this fast paced and exciting opportunity. Project management methodology backgr

CBS3 and CW Philly 57, the ViacomCBS owned and operated television stations in Philadelphia, has an immediate opening for a Broadcast Engineer.  Reporting to the Engineering Department, this position will design new broadcast systems, maintaining and troubleshooting media and IT equipment.  They will install and wire new technologies, field equipment, and achieve the highest levels of excellence in customer support, media integration and broadcast operations.  The position brings together the knowledge of a modern broadcast media operation as well as the ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency and adaptability.  

The Broadcast Engineer responsibilities will include the maintenance and repair of all television broadcast equipment including: CBS Digital, IT systems integration, ELC automation, control gateways, production routers, graphics and editorial systems, ENG and SNG vehicles, STL & TSL links to and from all microwave transmission and receive sites, basic understanding and troubleshooting ability of solid state digital high powered transmitters.  

Candidate should be well versed in the design, repair and maintenance of all television systems including software applications, control rooms, studios, and remote sites.  Daily areas of focus are studio switchers, Sony ELC automation and remote control equipment (both IP and serial based), satellite equipment (including satellite dishes, IRDs, and analog satellite receivers), fiber connectivity, MPEG2 and MPEG4 (ASI and IP based encoders and decoders), video and audio routers, audio mixers and consoles, studio and ENG cameras, cloud based editing systems, monitors, broadcast monitoring and RF test equipment, and multi-viewer equipment.  

In addition to maintenance responsibility, the position will lead designs and be responsible for projects from concept to completion.  Position will perform drafting using CAD, installing media projects and configuring systems, integrating equipment into live broadcast workflows. 

This exciting and interesting opportunity will require the ideal candidate to work well under pressure, pivoting and managing multiple changing priorities with a team oriented approach, coordinating with operations, creative services, and news.  Position will hold scope meetings, design review meetings, and will lead projects, sometimes with tight deadlines.  Excellent and clear communication skills are needed.       

 

Qualifications: 

A degree in a technical related field, appropriate IT certifications, and/or equivalent experience is required for this fast paced and exciting opportunity.  Project management methodology background is a plus. 

Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Electronics Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology. Must have good general knowledge and experience with IT based systems.  System level installation, along with troubleshooting ability. Must be a motivated “self-starter” who has the ability to work unsupervised. 

Must be available to work any shift within a 24 hour, 7 day period. Some overnight work may be required.  Other duties as assigned. 

ound is a plus. Associate’s Degree or equivalent in Electronics Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology. Minimum of 4 years of broadcast industry experience in a technical position is preferred. Must have good general knowledge and experience with IT based systems. System level installation, along with troubleshooting ability. Must be a motivated "self-starter" who has the ability to work unsupervised. Must be available to work any shift within a 24 hour, 7 day period. Some overnight work may be required. Other duties as assigned."

 

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. 

 

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. https://www.viacomcbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia