Full Time Job

Live Broadcast Systems Engineer


Washington, DC 08-17-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
The Live Broadcast Systems Engineer will leverage deep knowledge of computers and IP networks as well as television studio and post production operations, this position troubleshoots, diagnoses, and implements solutions to technical operations.

• Installs, maintains, and repairs critical broadcasting components to ensure all systems are functioning at peak efficiency.
• Troubleshoots and repairs a variety of issues with broadcast and IT equipment.
• Relies on extensive knowledge and professional discretion to perform efficiently and successfully.
• Collaborates with technology suppliers regarding set-up, upgrades, enhancements, troubleshooting and issue resolution.
• Programs/customizes equipment software functionality.
• Tracks and assists users with equipment issues.
• When resolving open issues seeks multiple perspectives, gathers more information, when necessary, closes or escalates issues and monitors resolution.
• Works with the Network Ops leadership team to address operational issues and facilitate decision making regarding technical matters.
• Provides input and recommendations to assist in disaster recovery and system planning.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Makes recommendations for products and service enhancements.

• Associates degree or equivalent work experience.
• 1-3 years previous IT experience preferred.

• Experience with vendor support relations is highly desirable.
• Previous television engineering experience preferred.
• Experience with live television production.
• Must have thorough knowledge of Digital audio/video workflows and distribution.
• C/Ku band satellite uplink and downlink systems.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g31ey9-18-206-194-21-42 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.