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Broadcast Engineer

New York, NY 10112

Posted: 12/03/2018 Industry: Information Technology Management Job Number: 6566


Title: Broadcast Engineer


Location: New York, NY


Duration: 60-day Contract-to-Hire


Salary: $40 hr - $48 hr


This position is an NABET Daily Hire Local 11 Represented job. Successful candidate will be required to join the NABET Local 11 Union upon employment if not already a member.






NABET Engineers work in a fast-paced operations environment supporting WNBC’ s 24/7 TV Operations. This assignment is at our 30 Rockefeller Center facility in NYC.  



WNBC NABET Daily Hire Maintenance Engineer responsibilities to include (and are not limited to)
  • Support of Control Room and Studio Systems: Switcher, Audio Console, Cameras, Multiviewer, etc.
  • Maintain on-air systems, QOS, continuity, confirm all systems meet ATSC specifications for Over The Air and Cable providers
  • Configure and maintain MPEG encoders, statistical multiplexers, PSIP generators, and other associated distribution products
  • Maintaining on-air continuity by providing general maintenance support for WNBC.
  • Communicate with the operations staff to understand/discuss equipment problems in order to troubleshoot.
  • Proficient  with AutoCAD to document new and modified installations
  • Logging of all equipment problems to provide effective communication of issues to coworkers, management and vendors.
  • Undertake Projects as assigned
  • Perform system level troubleshooting of technical facilities, including, but not limited to, transmission, broadcast equipment, control rooms, servers and applications.



  • Overall understanding and knowledge of the television production process, broadcast operations, automation, production and distribution technologies.
  • Understanding of Terminal gear, IRDs, MPEG ASI Encoders, PSIP generators
  • Minimum 5 years of recent experience in a broadcast environment
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with digital television (SD & HD-SDI, IP) as well maintaining core technical/plant facilities and audio (embedded, discreet, 5.1)
  • Strong Computer Client/Server skills / Proficiency in Networking Technology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated through previous experience
  • Must be well-organized and self-motivated to take on tasks as required to serve the clients’ needs
  • Must provide users and clients with professional, courteous, and timely technical support.


  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered.
  • Must be able to lift equipment packages weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Must ensure a clean and safe work environment
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Ability to work all shifts, weekends and/or holidays (24-7 facility)


  • BA Degree in Electronic Engineering, or minimum 5 years’ experience in the required fields.
  • Networking Knowledge: Cisco Internetworking, TCP/IP, Multicast, UDP Networks etc.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to ever-changing broadcast environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in a “ live” broadcast environment



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