Full Time Job

Lead Broadcast Engineer


Phoenix, AZ 04-23-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Lead Broadcast Engineer, KNXV/KNXV

KNXV/KASW, the Scripps ABC and CW stations in Phoenix, AZ is hiring a lead broadcast engineer! The lead broadcast engineer provides oversight and performs maintenance and operation of all studio electronic equipment and installation of new and used equipment. You'll assist with FCC compliance and capital planning.

• Model and provide world-class customer service to all business partners.
• Design and take a lead role in the support, maintenance, and installation of the full range of broadcast, Radio Frequency (RF), and production systems based on both Serial Digital Interface (SDI), and Internet Protocol (IP) based architecture.
• Research, coordinate and design solutions for setup and enhancement of software, hardware, server, automation and workflow systems, projects and equipment to enable our teams to be both productive and efficient. Ensure all meet current industry standards and comply with Company policies and expectations.
• Along with Director of Engineering, partner with the news department to develop, build and support content workflow and support systems including integration and problem-solving software, hardware, networking and infrastructure. This will include support and integration of audio and video, cameras, editing systems, streaming, content management and workflow.
• Use company purchasing management system to purchase and track assets and services as well as replacement cycles. This will include contributing to budgeting planning with the team and Director of Engineering to support business needs.
• Drive and assist in the operation, support, and maintenance of mobile live trucks which may involve work in confined spaces and on top of vehicle with the use of mobile work platform. Live truck technology may include microwave, satellite, cellular bonding, and video/audio equipment. Ensure live trucks are fully maintained and repairs completed on timely basis to ensure continued operational readiness.
• Provide direction in the design of any improvements to our operation.
• Maintain logs and reports as per FCC Rules and Regulations.
• Provide, enhance, and utilize proactive monitoring system to anticipate technical issues and be able to act accordingly.
• Ensure technical plan documentation is updated when installations are completed to include changes that are made.
• Monitor, and lead documentation and maintenance records of equipment repairs.
• Facilitate a collaborative environment between newsroom and production control staff.
• Oversight and research of part numbers and pricing to determine where to purchase and the cost of repairs.
• Operate studio, news and control room equipment.
• Ensure all studio, news and control room equipment is operational.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Associates degree in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
• Network certification required (Cisco, CompTIA Network+)
• SBE certification preferred
• Generally, 5+ years of experience in related field preferred
• Strong preference given to those having experience with the following: News and MC Omneon playback servers, Crispin MC automation, Sony ELC production automation, Evertz MC, routing, terminal gear, Vistalink and Magnum software, SSL Tempest audio mixing, Miranda Kaleido monitor wall system, VizRt graphics system, Ross Cambot control system, Telemetrics camera control system, Clearcom Eclipse matrix, INews newsroom computer system and MOS, York and Smardt chiller plant

• Strong knowledge of all the following areas, and specialize in at least one of these areas:
• Broadcast and production systems support and engineering including SDI and IP based technology and workflow
• Extensive knowledge of computer networking, broadcast automation and workflow systems
• Transmitter support and engineering
• Demonstrated experience in modeling and leading a culture of empathy, customer service and leadership
• A strong understanding and ability to work with IT/cellular systems, servers, and devices, and actively pursue emerging technology in these areas
• Solid working knowledge of Windows, Apple, and Linux server and client operating systems including active directory
• Strong knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD)
• Positive ''can-do'' attitude and willingness to learn and grow with the job
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated ability to deliver a high level of customer service
• Team player
• Strong and effective communication skills with all levels of internal and external customers and partners
• Ability to resolve complex problems not covered by existing procedures or practices independently often whilst under pressure
• Extensive knowledge of FCC rules
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn complex new systems
• Self-motivated to work independently under timeline to achieve departmental and station goals
• Ability to comprehend, update, and create schematics, mechanical drawings and technical manuals
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work within deadlines
• Familiarity with various test instruments, alignment apparatuses and knowledge of personal computers
• Deep operational knowledge of studio, news and control room technology
• Ability to lead, guide and coach colleagues
• Ability to often serve in a lead role where general guidance and training of less experienced support personnel is needed
• Ability to take the lead in effectively applying new technology and skills in accomplishing tasks

• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including able to work multiple days, holidays, evenings, weekends, and possible overtime hours as needed
• Availability to travel over multiple days is possible
• Must be able to work in changing weather conditions
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gm0pxm-3-215-186-30-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.