Position: Broadcast/ IT Technician/Engineer
Company: WHVL-TV, LLC
Location: State College PA US
WHVL-TV BROADCAST and IT TECHNICIAN JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
This Broadcast Engineer position is with a locally owned and operated Station. You would be responsible for the installation, maintenance and operation of all broadcast-related equipment. Also provide technical support to the master control, production and transmission departments in the station.
Install Broadcast Equipment
Responsible for receiving and installing all new audio and visual equipment. They must be capable of reading and understanding schematics and technical manuals in order to effectively follow installation instructions.
Maintain Broadcast Equipment
The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for performing regular maintenance on all broadcast equipment as well as preventative maintenance. This includes performing regular software and hardware updates. Broadcast Engineers must be extremely knowledgeable regarding all broadcast technology in order to effectively care for equipment and ensure that it does not fail.
Often working within time-sensitive environments or for live broadcasts, the Broadcast Engineer must be able to quickly troubleshoot and diagnose video and audio issues. This includes performing extensive testing before a recording or transmission, as well as solving any problems that arise once a broadcast has begun. They may also have to communicate with third parties, such as the equipment vendors, in order to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
Repair Broadcast Equipment
Once a problem is diagnosed, the Broadcast Engineer, sometimes in conjunction with other team members, is responsible for finding a solution and completing repairs to the equipment until it is functioning well again. Often these repairs must be completed in a timely manner. The Broadcast Engineer is also responsible for identifying when repairs are not possible and new equipment must be ordered.
Broadcast Engineer Skills
Broadcast Engineers must be able to solve complex problems in a timely manner. Often working on strict deadlines or within live production environments, Broadcast Engineers must be calm under pressure, have excellent time management skills and the ability to recall extensive technical knowledge quickly. They must be detail-oriented in order to identify and prevent potential technical issues. They must be able to prioritize and shift work priorities quickly, maintaining flexibility and quick response time.
- Having broadcast or IT experience
- Obtaining some technical education
- Becoming proficient in Windows, Apple, and Linux operating systems
- Possessing computer network or network security knowledge and training
- Exhibiting experience in maintaining and operating transmission equipment
- Having knowledge of audio and video software and applications
- Demonstrating an ability to interface with clients and other departments
- Flexible schedule and ability to support a 24/7 operation
- Project management experience
- Experience in live production environments
Job Type: Full-time
- Broadcast Engineering: 5 years