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Maintenance Technician 403 (g)


Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Studio City

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN 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, CBSN, 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 NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. 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 network.  


KCBS/KCAL, one of the nation’s largest duopoly station groups, is seeking a forward-looking experienced studio maintenance engineer to become part of the KCBS/KCAL Engineering and Operations team. Reporting directly to Engineering and Operations Management, this individual must have good general knowledge of common HD television station equipment. Specific knowledge of Grass Valley Stratus/K2 servers, AVID iNews, communications equipment (Bosch/RTS), robotic camera pedestals, Sony studio cameras, digital production switchers and core HD/IP routers a plus. IT knowledge is required with daily IT dept. interaction. The successful candidate will be required to do all set-ups of incoming live sporting events, including communications with transmission provider and truck. Understanding of analog and digital test equipment to validate and troubleshoot audio and video signals is required. The ability to work independently at times and collaboratively with other engineering team members is critical. The position requires good communication, writing and documentation skills. Must have knowledge of and understand FCC rules and regulations as they apply to television station operations. Project and supervision/coordination skills are also required.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Troubleshoots electronic equipment to a component (hardware/software) level, works with equipment maker to correct problems.
 Order all necessary required parts for repair of all equipment and communicates effectively with vendors, station management, and staff.
 Sets up events, NBA, NFL, and other high profile programming on a regular basis.
 Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
 Can be called to work on weekends and nights if needed for emergency situations.
 The ability to work over time if job schedules require it.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
 5-10 years of experience as a television broadcast engineer, or equivalent.
 Engineering degree or two-year technical school related to Radio and Television transmission systems preferred.


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: Los Angeles