Company: WETA/PBS NewsHour
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Description Broadcast Engineer Full-Time, Regular Reports to:
Senior Director, Engineering We're looking to hire an experienced
broadcast engineer to join the team at WETA. We are building new
production facilities with the most advanced (SMPTE 2110) systems.
You will participate in the transition to this new facility and
support existing facilities in our daily operations. In an average
week, you can expect to:
- Field calls to support/repair issues in production, post
production, and on-air master control.
- Provide research assistance in new technologies and solutions
throughout WETA facilities.
- Work with editors, technical directors, and other technical
staff to isolate and resolve issues.
- Relocate and re-commission systems during facility
- Join the rest of the team in learning about the new technology
we are deploying. What success looks like:
- After 60 days, you will have developed working relationships
with the engineering team members and technical operations staff,
learned the basic architecture and equipment compliment of existing
WETA facilities, and resolved issues in areas of your existing
- After 120 days, you will have successfully executed small and
midsized projects, expanded your areas of competence to include
most production and post production systems at WETA, and engaged in
Employer provided SMPTE 2110 training. You must have:
- Minimum 5 years of experience in broadcast engineering.
- Expertise in studio/production engineering. Switchers, Cameras,
Audio mixers, intercom systems, etc.
- Expertise in NLE platforms (AVID preferred) and production
asset management systems.
- Solid understanding of core hardware, computer, and electrical
- Experience with file-based post production workflows including
codecs, transcoding, and archiving.
- Understanding of IP infrastructure (routers, switches,
firewalls) as deployed in broadcast production facilities.
- Ability to self-direct and manage projects through
- Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Outlook in the execution of
- Ability to read and understand technical manuals, product
information, and system documentation.
- Ability to confidently troubleshoot problems and offer the best
- Hold a valid driver's license.
- Ability to work on ladders, stand for long periods of time, and
lift computers and other equipment up to 50 lbs. Proof of full
dosage of a COVID-19 vaccination is required for all positions that
will be working onsite, or may reasonably or occasionally be called
to work onsite. About us: Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC's
leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we
not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and
classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington Week,
PBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis
Gates, Jr. Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we
all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the
service we provide to the public. We know there are great
candidates who may have skills we haven't thought about. If that's
you, don't hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. We also
encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to
apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, veterans and
people with disabilities. WETA is an equal employment opportunity
employer. WETA does not discriminate against employees or
applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age,
national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition,
genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital
status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local,
state or federal law. CategoryBroadcast TechniciansExperience5 to
20+ yearsJob typeFull time
Keywords: WETA/PBS NewsHour, Arlington , Broadcast Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Arlington, Virginia
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