Full Time Job

Media Engineer Supervisor

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Arlington, VA 04-08-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Sinclair's content technology is at the core of our operational excellence. We thrive on innovation and a passion for connecting people with the best local news and sports content. As we grow our content offerings and expand our broadcast, cable, and digital distribution channels we're embracing new technologies to fuel that growth. We are looking for an experienced and technology focused Media Engineering Supervisor to join the Corporate Engineering team.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven ability to maintain systems, problem solve and will lead a team to support the engineering and operations for our DC content center. We're excited by the promise of cloud-first approaches and artificial intelligence in media systems, we are driven by a belief that flexibility and agility will address rapidly changing media environments and we're confident that great people and great technology equal great solutions. You will focus a portion of your time to work with diverse and strategic thinking internal and external teams to create, and support cloud-native workflows used for strengthening our content centers with new editing, live production and field gathering workflows.

Responsibilities include but not limited to
• Implement, install & maintain engineering systems and provide end-user support across all departments.
• Supervise preventive maintenance and/or troubleshooting of broadcast equipment, including but not limited to, cameras, audio and video equipment, graphics systems, encoders/decoders, and computing equipment.
• Play a role in assessing business needs, vetting vendors, and collaborating across Corporate IT, Technology, Digital, and Security teams to define a cutting-edge, adaptable data driven and scalable content center ecosystem.
• Assist in organizing and communicating high-level architecture, infrastructure and workflow concepts and develop them into working systems.
• Act as the subject matter expert and point of contact for all things as it relates to equipment and technology, as well as stay up-to-date on the new industry standards
• Solve/troubleshoot problems in a crisis situation, i.e., perform disaster recovery procedures.
• Maintaining and leveraging appropriate data collection and monitoring systems to ensure visibility and communication on the status of media operations.
• Ability to create and comprehend signal flow documents as well as systems level troubleshooting.
• Oversee planning of future equipment installations, requirements, and budgetary recommendations.
• Articulation of clear technology requirements in both written and verbal forms.

• 5+ years of experience in News Engineering workflows or equivalent technical experience.
• Direct engineering experience with cameras, editing, production switchers, and control room automation
• Associates degree or higher in IT, electronics or computer related field
• A great team-oriented attitude and dedication to quality
• Strong familiarity with Microsoft, Mac and Linux operating systems
• Knowledge and competency in core hardware and computer system technologies, including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and LAN/WAN networking.
• Demonstrated experience analyzing complex operational problems and providing solutions
• Proficiency in troubleshooting problems and responding quickly under pressure
• Excellent communication skills.
• Understanding of video streaming protocols and SCTE signaling.
• Familiarity with FCC regulations
• Avid ACSR certified a strong plus
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule
• Ability to lift computers and equipment generally less than 50 pounds

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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