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Maintenance Supervisor


Washington, DC, US, 20036


CBS News is the news and information division of CBS, dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CBS News provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSN, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and CBS Mobile. CBS News is home to the nation’s #1 news program, “60 MINUTES,” “CBSN,” the 24/7 digital streaming news network, and the award-winning broadcasts “CBS THIS MORNING,” co-hosted by Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil, the “CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL,” “CBS SUNDAY MORNING, “48 HOURS,” “CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY,” and “FACE THE NATION.”


The Maintenance Supervisor will lead a group providing technical support for mission critical systems required for the broadcast of live and pre-recorded events within a metropolitan news bureau. Candidate will provide both on-demand and preventative maintenance, as well as technical guidance. 

You will also provide support to our editorial and production teams. Focus will be on studio, control room, audio room, edit rooms, plant infrastructure, and transmission facilities. 



Must be knowledgeable in all areas of technical production, repair, configuration, and operation of studio production equipment including audio, video, routing, video servers, Storage Area Networks, RF systems, editing, and post-production systems. 


Detailed understanding of SMPTE 2110, IT networking and systems, firewalls, fiberoptics, MPEG, SAN and RAID based systems, TCP/IP, DNS, SNMP, and Active Directory. 


Knowledge of Evertz EXE IP router (or equivalent) mandatory. 


Understanding of broadcast television and streaming technologies from studio and post-production to master control and distribution. 


Understanding of live production- from both studio and remote perspectives is desirable. 


Minimum 7-10 years experience as broadcast engineer in a professional broadcast facility or equivalent knowledge. 


Must be able to work calmly under extremely high pressure in a very deadline driven environment.  


Applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule- including evenings, weekends and holidays as the news stories demand. 


Excellent writing and verbal skills as you will be communicating with both technical and non-technical personnel.   



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: Washington DC