Broadcast Engineer - WJLA-TV

WJLA-TV | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 9/13/2021

7 News 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.

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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