Full Time Job

Transmission Supervisor


New York, NY 07-15-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

• Provide technical operation support within the New York Transmission Center for all business units as well as internal and external clients associated with the CBS Television Network
• Set-up, signal routing, quality control, and problem resolution of remote feeds for live events, interviews, and breaking news
• Provide direction to satellite uplink and terrestrial transmission vendors to optimize signal quality from production remotes
• Monitor, control, and switching of Network distribution programming via fiber and satellite for the CBS affiliate base
• Ensure all inbound and outbound signals meet or exceed CBS Technical Standards; work with Telecom vendors to resolve issues on incoming and outgoing feeds

• Self-managing individual with good interpersonal and communication skills, able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
• Oversee transmission signal check-ins with remote production staff during live events
• Position requires ability to quickly diagnose and resolve RF, satellite, and fiber technical issues to maintain air operations
• Proficiency with PC-based Microsoft Office products
• Strong communication skills, oral and written, to document and report technical matters
• Must be able to work rotating shifts, weekends, and occasional overtime
• Must be willing to join the IBEW union


• 3 to 5 years experience preferred in a technical Broadcast Operations role
• Technical education preferred. Minimum 2-year associates degree or equivalent military experience
• Requires proven experience in live-to-air television and/or remote field operations, with responsibility for audio/video/data quality and continuity
• Hands-on experience setting-up and operating transmission facility hardware such as satellite receivers, antennas, and router control panels
• Basic knowledge of RF modulation, MPEG compression, multiplexing, encryption, and data transport standards, understanding of signal flow and the analog and digital forms of standard and high definition video, audio, and ancillary data
• Proficiency in operating video/audio/RF and data test equipment such as waveform displays, vectorscopes, audio monitors, and spectrum analyzers.

Company Profile
ViacomCBS delivers premium content to audiences across traditional and emerging platforms worldwide. Through television, streaming and digital content, studio production, publishing, live events, merchandise and more, we connect with billions of people.
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