Fox News is looking for a Broadcast Production Engineer to be responsible in providing support and maintenance to our large infrastructure of media and broadcast systems, in a 24/7 live news environment. As part of the Production Engineering team within the Broadcast and Media Technology group, you will work with multiple engineering teams, in addition to the IT group and helpdesk, broadcast production and technical operations personnel, and network operations group. You have a passion for broadcast engineering/IT and are comfortable with current media technologies, concepts and emerging trends (i.e. Media over IP, Cloud Computing, etc.).

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Support infrastructure for on-air broadcast production systems

Studio Operations including video walls, video processing systems and cameras

Live Control Room production systems and subsystems

Infrastructure systems including routers, intercom, monitoring, KVM, audio suites and other live production related gear

Respond to, communicate, manage, and track technical issues as they arise in a live 24/7 production environment

Perform maintenance of subsystems including software and hardware updates, modifications and replacements as warranted

Implement and maintain process standards for deployment, and develop support documentation for operations personnel as needed

Be part of a team that works hands-on with the latest generation of production systems and technologies

Participate in a support rotation and provide remote support as warranted

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent major, and/or equivalent work experience

5+ years of broadcast production and live television experience

Experience with file-based workflows and knowledge of enterprise Media Asset Management systems (e.g. Dalet)

Experience with Linux variants including Red Hat, CentOS and Ubuntu

Experience in the use of manual and electric mechanical tools

Versed in SMPTE standards for broadcast television and video production environments. Examples include ST 292M, ST 424M, ST 2110, ST 2059, IEE1588, ST 2022-7, SCTE-104, etc.

Strong technical ability to troubleshoot and repair broadcast equipment including routers, switchers, audio boards, signal processors, video scalers, playback systems, etc.

Ability to troubleshoot audio / video signals in traditional SDI and IP ST 2110 essence flow routing environments

Understanding of studio and set technologies including video walls, cameras, VR set technologies, image processing systems, touch screens and lighting

Knowledge of multi-viewer systems and their interfaces to tally and UMD data

Fundamental understanding of production control automation (e.g. Ross Overdrive) and Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) workflows

Working knowledge of MS Windows workstation and server platforms

Basic knowledge of AWS Infrastructures including S3/Glacier storage and cloud compute (EC2) services

Demonstrated working knowledge of IT / networking theory, topology, and best practices

Ability to troubleshoot and replace computer hardware components and proprietary broadcast equipment

Ability to interpret technical documentation standards including AutoCAD, Visio and Lucid Charts

Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, work independently and as part of a team in a collaborative manner

Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of a live production environment, including overtime as required

Ability to remove, lift and replace equipment in racks as warranted

Strong skills in the areas of root cause analysis, organization, and escalation to subject matter experts

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to frame issues clearly

Strong desire to learn, cross-train and a passion to maintain current knowledge of relevant and emerging technologies

Strong team environment with a diversity of knowledge and technologies