Full Time Job

Broadcast Engineer

CBS Television Stations

Philadelphia, PA 03-23-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

CBS3 and CW Philly 57, the ViacomCBS owned and operated television stations in Philadelphia, has an immediate opening for a Broadcast Engineer. Reporting to the Engineering Department, this position will design new broadcast systems, maintaining and troubleshooting media and IT equipment. They will install and wire new technologies, field equipment, and achieve the highest levels of excellence in customer support, media integration and broadcast operations. The position brings together the knowledge of a modern broadcast media operation as well as the ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency and adaptability.

The Broadcast Engineer responsibilities will include the maintenance and repair of all television broadcast equipment including: CBS Digital, IT systems integration, ELC automation, control gateways, production routers, graphics and editorial systems, ENG and SNG vehicles, STL & TSL links to and from all microwave transmission and receive sites, basic understanding and troubleshooting ability of solid state digital high powered transmitters.

Candidate should be proficient in the design, repair and maintenance of all television systems including software applications, control rooms, studios, and remote sites. Daily areas of focus are studio switchers, Sony ELC automation and remote control equipment (both IP and serial based), satellite equipment (including satellite dishes, IRDs, and analog satellite receivers), fiber connectivity, MPEG2 and MPEG4 (ASI and IP based encoders and decoders), video and audio routers, audio mixers and consoles, studio and ENG cameras, cloud based editing systems, monitors, broadcast monitoring and RF test equipment, and multi-viewer equipment.

In addition to maintenance responsibility, the position will lead designs and be responsible for projects from concept to completion. Position will perform drafting using CAD, installing media projects and configuring systems, integrating equipment into live broadcast workflows.

This exciting and interesting opportunity will require the ideal candidate to work well under pressure, pivoting and managing multiple changing priorities with a team oriented approach, coordinating with operations, creative services, and news. Position will hold scope meetings, design review meetings, and will lead projects, sometimes with tight deadlines. Excellent and clear communication skills are needed.


A degree in a technical related field, appropriate IT certifications, and/or equivalent experience is required for this fast paced and exciting opportunity. Project management methodology background is a plus.

Associate's Degree or equivalent in Electronics Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology. Minimum of 4 years of broadcast industry experience in a technical position is preferred. Must have good general knowledge and experience with IT based systems. System level installation, along with troubleshooting ability. Must be a motivated ''self-starter'' who has the ability to work unsupervised.

Must be available to work any shift within a 24 hour, 7 day period. Some overnight work may be required. Other duties as assigned.

FUNCTION: Engineering