Broadcast Engineer

WJLA-TV | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 5/04/2021

ABC7-DC is looking for a Broadcast Engineer! This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment.

Candidate Qualifications:

In addition, job responsibilities will include…

  • Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, monitors and display systems
    • Provide budget information to support the implementation of new systems
    • Provide technical support to operational users
    • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required
    • Provide specific engineering signal flow diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems
    • Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices

    What skills do you need to be successful in our role?
    • Minimum of 5 years’ broadcast experience
    • Solid understanding of core hardware, computer systems, and electrical systems
    • Experience working with microwaves, transmitters and satellites is preferred
    • Self-motivated and the ability to work efficiently without direct supervision
    • Confidence in troubleshooting problems and effectively communicating solutions to internal and external customers
    • Ability to read and understand technical materials
    • Hold a valid driver's license
    • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings
    • Ability to work on ladders, stand for long periods of time, and lift computers or equipment up to 50 lbs.
    • Associates degree or higher in electronics or a related field is preferred

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


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