Full Time Job

Broadcast & IT Field Engineer


Washington, DC 09-10-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job

The Broadcast & IT Field Engineer is tasked with timely and professional technical support in a fast paced 24x7x365 field newsgathering/production environment.

The Daily
• Individuals in this job have fully demonstrated the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to set up and operate satellite news gathering ("SNG") trucks & flyaways, install & configure video streaming hardware, perform quality control and maintenance and repair of all television broadcast and/or satellite transmission and receiving equipment, as well as perform general hardware and software support for local computing equipment (e.g. laptops, LAN connection, digital phones) on site.
• This position requires proficient electronics and IT support skills.
• Travel, often on short notice, is required, and the ability to physically lift and move equipment weighing 50 pounds or more may be necessary.
• Must be willing to perform varied tasks when required on assignment to support the production.
• Must have ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations frequently encountered in field remote environments.
• Excellent customer service and communication skills (verbal, written) are required.
• This position will primarily provide field support but will also spend time in-house or assisting Broadcast and IT teams with project and maintenance work when not otherwise deployed in field.

The Essentials
• 4-year technical degree, preferably electronics (or equivalent education/experience/training)
• Demonstrated knowledge of computer and data networking hardware and applications to ensure complete technical support in the field.
• A Certified Driver's License ("CDL") must be maintained in order to operate the satellite truck or able to obtain one within a year.
• RF training / certification
• Typically, 4 or more years of experience in SNG transmissions, radio / television production, including troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of TV, radio equipment, IT systems, satellite, production servers and studio systems; IP streaming systems, file ingest systems and quality control.
• Multi-cameras field-based production experience
• Ability to coordinate and communicate well with others to get the work done.

Desirable Requirements
• Ability to travel on International remote assignments and ability to travel on short notice for extended and potentially intermediate time periods
• Willingness to learn Turner/CNN proprietary equipment and to facilitate repairs on field equipment while on assignment.

The Perks
• Paid time off every year to volunteer
• Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
• 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
• 2018 Best Company for Dads
• An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Company Profile
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.
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