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Overview

The Broadcast Engineer is an integral part of the Broadcast Engineering Team serving as the second on assigned projects. The primary responsibilities of the Engineer include providing support to the assigned Technical Production Manager and crew to ensure a quality broadcast. This role is challenging, technically critical, and constantly evolving. The Broadcast Engineer will work directly with the corresponding Technical Production Manager & Senior Technical Production Manager to deliver world-class productions.

This is a 12-month contract position with the potential to extend.

Key Responsibilities

-Assist in all aspects of the Broadcast Engineer Operations during live and live-to-tape productions
-Work directly with the Technical Production Manager to handle all required technical executions
-Build shows from the ground up; including router configuration, signal flow troubleshooting, and working with various technicians to establish show requirements and turn them into executed solutions
-Direct the activities of crew members related to the operation of equipment, including setup and breakdown, inventory, and proper use of equipment
-Operate, track, and report equipment in online management system, including repairs, maintenance and shipments
-Offer innovative, creative ideas that add value to the assigned projects
Provide information the Technical Production Manager for the Post Show Report at the conclusion of each production
-Clearly communicate critical information to Sr. Technical Production -Manager including but not limited to: Equipment and crew related issues
-Other duties and tasks as assigned

Experience / Skills


Job Requirements

-Ability to manage a fluctuating workload with competing priorities in a constant pressure and deadline-driven environment
-Must have a passion for gaming, broadcast and live production
-Proficient working knowledge of broadcast technology and broadcast equipment
-Proficient computer/IT skills, including experience with networking, subnets, and IP configuration
-Comprehensive knowledge with Audio, visual, and graphy systems
-Proven skills in the maintenance and troubleshooting of production switchers, audio consoles, routing switchers, studio and ENG cameras, multi-viewers, and computer networking
-Work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment
-Perform with a high level of professionalism at all times; ability to troubleshoot and provide appropriate direction and guidance to others in high-pressure situations
-Must be an agile, strategic thinker and have strong organizational skills
-Must have a high level of self-motivation and technical aptitude
-Minimum Qualifications
-5 - 8+ years of experience in live broadcast engineering environment, with Master Control and Transmission experience preferred
-BA/BS degree; concentration in Communications, Telecommunications, -Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering preferred
-Proven leader with the ability to delegate and lead teams effectively
-Prior experience with large scale project management jobs
-Advanced knowledge of various broadcast equipment
-Willing and able to travel periodically, flexibly, and internationally
-Willing to work weekends and holidays
-Airline travel required; possess or be willing to acquire a U.S. passport
-Participate in requested background checks when assigned to shows that require it
-Physical Job Requirements
-Must be able to work shifts that typically last 12 - 15 hours but could extend up to 20 hours
-Must be able to walk or stand up to 8 hours at a time
-Ability to bend, squat, kneel on both knees, and climb stairs frequently
-Ability to lift up to 50 - 75 lbs. frequently
-Ability to carry 50 lbs. a distance of 50 feet occasionally
-Ability to pinch (10 lbs.) and grip (50 lbs.) related broadcast equipment
-Must be able to maintain a position within a space 3.5 - 4 feet tall up to 1 minute occasionally
-Ability to horizontally transfer 50 lbs. on a push-pull cart up to 50 feet
-Ability to vertically transfer 50 lbs. on a push-pull system with upper extremities only
-Ability to ascend and descend a ladder

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