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Engineering Technician

32078

Southfield, MI, US, 48033

Technology
Southfield
Full-Time

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 cbsnews.com, 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,  CBSNews.com, 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 CBSNews.com 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 Detroit, is searching for a highly qualified team player for the position of Broadcast Engineering Technician.  In this role, the Broadcast Technician will be responsible for equipment operation to support the CBS News Detroit stream and broadcast.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must have strong technical aptitude and operate various studio, news, and control room equipment such as live production automation systems, satellite, microwave, and bonded cell receive systems, studio camera control and operation, audio console and wireless mic/IFB systems, teleprompter, and floor directing.
  • Make “on the fly” changes, switching shots, camera angles, graphics and more
  • Monitor video broadcasting equipment and resolve technical issues
  • Ensure that all equipment is prepared for broadcast
  • Serve as a resource for hands-on response to broadcast hub technical issues, live streaming, and certain building system functions
  • Facilitate technical operations for breaking news and weather cut-ins; assist News Department with crawls and bulletins.
  • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a master control or studio production technical director.
  • Experience with live production systems such as Sony ELC
  • Experience with newsroom management systems such as Grass Valley Stratus
  • Proven record of effective troubleshooting under pressure on technical systems critical to the broadcast and live streaming plant. 
  • Knowledge of computer networking, broadcast automation and workflow systems.
  • Experience working with microwave, satellite, and bonded cell receive systems and transmission vehicles
  • Show a demonstrated experience with editing content using non-linear editing systems, audio operation and camera or graphics experience a plus.
  • Strong written, oral communications and interpersonal skills.
  • College diploma or university degree in a related technology or communications field is preferred.

 

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. https://www.paramount.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. 

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