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Job Opening: Broadcast Engineer, ACC Network Production


Position: Broadcast Engineer, ACC Network Production
Company: Boston College
Location: Boston MA US

The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for

broadcast equipment and facility maintenance, live field trucks and transmitter

maintenance. Provides support to news gathering by operating live field trucks. Maintain

the technical integrity of the BC ACC Network operating facilities including

but not limited to the control room, studios, maintenance shops, transmission,

news gathering, production equipment and facilities. Respond to facility outages

and perform basic maintenance on building systems. Design, purchase, install,

repair and maintain analog, digital and high-definition broadcast equipment as

well as computer and IT equipment associated with the operation and the

broadcast signals of the network.

Work as a member of the network’s engineering team and the division’s technology

team to implement state of the art technical facilities at a competitive broadcast

network. Ensure all equipment is FCC compliant.

Respond to employees’ requests regarding tools and resources they need for their job.

Determine solutions through process improvements with existing technology or

purchasing new equipment. Identify solutions where new equipment may result in

savings to the company. Examine all solutions to ensure implementation –

process improvement or new equipment – is cost efficient.

Act as technical quality supervisor for studio productions, live events, remote

feeds, etc.

Follow university guidelines and policies including those surrounding Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program.

Follow through with assignments to be sure the network is in compliance with

all EHS training, policies and initiatives.

Support and execute live/recorded programming and conduct quality control of all outgoing feeds

Adjust, align and integrate all elements of truck equipment inventory to provide a mobile

production facility as required by events. Elements include but are not limited

to: camera, lenses, video servers and other video recording devices

Read and understand signal flow diagrams

Understand,configure and maintain broadcast transmission including audio, video, and fiber


Understand video and audio file formats and structures for both import and export to

post-production and IP-delivered sources and destinations.

Modify existing equipment, layout, design and maintenance of electrical circuits including

component and surface mount repairs on all broadcast equipment

Fulfill designated “on-call” responsibilities relating to support. Respond and report on client

concerns regarding transmission paths and coordinate conference bridges.

Participate in evaluating and recommending solutions.

Ensure high-quality video and audio content from sports and

other live events, and ensures a predictable production experience and outstanding results—all the

time, every time.


– Bachelor’s degree required Master’s preferred

– Formal Experience/Education in Athletic Management is a plus

– Certified in Crestron Control Systems is a plus

– 5+ years of technical experience in the broadcasting industry

– 3+ years of engineering linear and digital broadcasts

– 3+ years experience in video control room environment

– 3+ technical support.

– Leadership skills

– Ability to take direction and maintain good relationship with staff

– Ability to understand and adapt to budgetary constraints and get the most of what is available

Flexible daily work schedule. Evening and weekend schedule relates directly to athletic events and other university event schedules. This position includes working on holidays. Working in multiple locations is often required.

This position works in multiple types of environments – office, production room, as well as outdoors acquiring video footage/content. In addition, this

position is responsible for lifting video equipment which may be as heavy as 45-50 lbs.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.


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