Broadcast Engineer, On Call

Company Name Altitude Sports & Entertianiment
Location Denver, CO
Date Posted May 7, 2018
Category Television
Job Type Freelance

Description

POSITION: BROADCAST ENGINEER VARIABLE HOUR (ON CALL) 
CANDIDATE POOL: INTERNAL & EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
REPORTS TO: CHIEF ENGINEER

RESUME DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SUBMIT RESUME TO: CLICK HERE

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/ RESPONSIBILITLES:

  • Rapidly assess, troubleshoot and work to correct technical problems and/or employ viable and timely work-arounds to facilitate operational objectives
  • Directly assist and support studio operations, productions, post-productions, feed and master control
  • Interface and work directly with vendors to coordinate technical processes necessary to facilitate televised events and ongoing channel origination
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and replace defective equipment.
  • Resolve issues through analysis and troubleshooting, fabricating, cabling, and wiring new installs with proper labeling and documentation.
  • Daily completion of shift check routines that monitor status and health of facility equipment.
  • Maintain broadcast equipment and systems
  • Maintains advanced knowledge of video and audio processing and encoding technologies.
  • Develops and updates Standard Operating Procedures, Change Configuration Requests, System Diagrams, and other technical documentation for all compression systems and functions.
  • Coordinate and assist with maintenance of HVAC, electrical, telephone, broadcast IT and back-up power and data storage systems

MINIMUM POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:

  • Working knowledge of television production, transmission, measurement and systems
  • Working knowledge of the terminology, tools, and processes used in the areas of studio and remote production and broadcast engineering
  • Working TV transmitter/RF knowledge
  • Ability to work under a dynamic and high-pressure environment.
  • Ability maintain professional composure and to provide and apply critical thinking to problem resolution in high stress or time sensitive environments
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance procedures, system documentation, technical manuals, system diagrams, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and must be flexible enough to deal with different technical skill levels, skill sets and a highly dynamic work environment and schedules.
  • Ability to deal with concurrent problems and issues effectively.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and accept personal responsibility
  • Ability to work any shift as assigned, as dictated by the needs of a 24/7 business

Essential to this position are:

  • Knowledge of the operation of Automation, Production Switchers, Conversion, Master Control, Media
  • Management, Routing equipment.
  • Knowledge of digital and high definition studio equipment, ENG & EFP cameras and gear
  • A good working knowledge of Windows operating systems and networked-based computer systems
  • Demonstrable customer service and client management skills and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated attitude and excellent personal time management skills.

Advantageous to this position are:

  • Video over IP / TVE / OTT knowledge
  • Experience with Broadcast IT network architecture and related technology, editing, media file transfer workflows, transcoding, and server based technology.
  • Knowledge of Non-Linear editing systems.
  • Hands-on, bench-tech and electronics repair experience

Education or Formal Training:

  • High school diploma required; college degree and technical training is preferred.
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