Position: Digital Video/Audio Engineer
Location: Washington DC US
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin.
Integrated Communications is a multimedia, service-focused communications operation that leads in shaping the impression of AARP by providing communications planning, support and execution for AARP’s strategic business units.
The Digital Video / Audio Engineer works with the Chief Audio and Video Engineer to ensure the proper acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance and upgrade of all AARP – wide professional level audio and video recording and transmission equipment and facilities, including – but not limited to – two (2) TV studios, one (1) radio studio, a Technical Operations Center (TOC), a satellite transmission facility, multiple edit suites and various remote production facilities.
- Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, and 2-5 years of related experience, including experience in a professional, commercial television and radio environment; or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience.
- Wide understanding of Broadcast Television technologies from Studio & Post Production to Master Control & Distribution.
- Experience with virtualization software and hardware.
- Familiarity with video encode/decode process, and understanding of format differences.
- Experience in building/maintaining a variety of file storage systems, as well as archive solutions.
- Ability to handle a multi-project work environment and manage time accordingly. Strong attention to detail and appreciation for accurate documentation.
- Proven understanding of baseband video signal flow, standards, and common video infrastructure.
- Good understanding of IP infrastructure and topology.
- Self-motivated independent worker who performs well in a collaborative environment.
- Positive and professional attitude
- Strong written and verbal communications and reporting skills
- This position is based in Washington, DC and may require local or other travel to support planned productions.
- Will be required to work regardless of inclement weather.
AARP offers competitive benefits with a 401K, 100% company funded pension plan, health, dental, vision and life insurance, STD/LTD, paid vacation and sick, and other benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity
AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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