Job Description:

Under limited supervision, assists in the full operation of a mobile broadcasting unit and studio broadcasts - including maintenance, direction of technical staff on location, staffing, and equipment. Assists the Remote Technical Supervisor with the responsibility of setting up, coordinating, and maintaining a wide variety of electrical, electronic, and satellite equipment for mobile television broadcasts to achieve the desired output of the broadcast.

Examples of Work

Camera shading of live multi-camera broadcasts. Prepare cameras for each production by selecting proper camera type, mount, lens, and system.

Actively monitor and adjust camera color and iris as needed for all studio cameras and incoming feeds.

Operate EVS broadcast server for video playback and recordings for studio productions.

Assists with preparing plans and requests for future equipment needs; assists with developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and processes of the mobile unit.

Troubleshoot equipment problems, ensure that repairs and maintenance are made, and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible.

Record sound onto tape or servers for radio or television, checking its quality and making adjustments where necessary.

Experience / Skills

REQUIREMENTS: Three years experience in broadcast electronics, television production, switching master control or advanced schooling in a related field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Knowledge of broadcasting equipment and software. Possess strong technical and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of signal transmission, audio and video codecs, and compression technologies. Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and standards. Familiarity with setting up, configuring, and maintaining all the technical equipment required for a broadcast. This includes cameras, microphones, video switchers, audio mixers, lighting systems, and more.

Skill in: Video shading and cameras; Patching/wiring cameras into patch bay, operating frame synchronizers and router control panels.

Ability to: Communicate and negotiate with diverse parties both within and outside the organization, operate equipment associated with a television broadcast system; supervise and schedule the work of others; monitor budgets, and recommend and purchase needed equipment; Direct a mobile broadcasting station, and studio staff, formulates technical and operating policies and procedures of a mobile television broadcasting studio and assign work priorities; Perform duties as the lead video engineer for remote and studio broadcasts to achieve the desired look of the broadcast cameras in terms of color/tone, iris/brightness and camera matching; Read waveform, vector and double diamond scopes for multi-camera setups.