The Broadcast Systems Engineer/IT Technician role is both strategic and hands on. The ideal candidate will have a proven background in studio and master control operations along with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a non-technical end users. This position will support broadcast-ENPS automated news system while responding quickly to technical support calls from multiple departments within ABC10.

Responsibilities

-Excel as a “hands-on” engineer capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
-Maintain, upgrade, and support broadcast Information Technology including the studio and transmitter facilities
-Provide technical support to other teams within Technology & Ops at ABC10
-Develop new workflows designed to improve quality and reduce flaws
-Partner with Studio Operations and Field Operations groups to maintain systems
-Seek opportunities to reduce spending/increase news-gathering and production efficiency by implementation of smart technology
-Maintain knowledge of and stay current on technological advances including computer software and hardware, media and entertainment technologies, television broadcasting, studio production automation, master control automation, workstation products, and Video Codecs and trans-coding
-Introduce new news-gathering & production technologies and support existing technologies
-Leverage computing concepts to develop innovative solutions for complex architecture and operational challenges
-Maintain and design Broadcast Systems e.g. Routers, Control Room systems, Studios, Weather systems, Digital Asset Management, and Newsroom Systems
-Ensure On-air quality control including but not limited to; Broadcast acquisition, production, playout, and archive
-Support Web & Social platforms
-Make new technology recommendations, identify best practices and establish high operating standards
-Be available to work various hours and days including weekends, overnights, and holidays
-Work closely with the Technology Managers and with corporate IT support
-Effectively communicate the status of problems and challenges, provide updates to progress on projects, and offer solutions to technical issues

Experience / Skills


Qualifications

-Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field
-Minimum 3 years of managing mission critical Broadcast / IT environments at a TV Station: preferably in News.
-Experience in field operations including Trucks, Satellite, Microwave, and IP news-gathering technologies a plus
-Reading and Creating Detailed AutoCAD documentation
-Extensive experience in Broadcast Systems, Networking, Servers, Desktop, Monitoring, end user support
-Have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders and work on elevated surfaces, pull and install wiring, use hand and power tools, work on small components, and perform other physical tasks
-Possess Strong Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management & user community
-Possess strong multitasking skills
-Project Management
-Experience in an operational role such as Director, Technical Director, and Master Control operator a plus