Broadcasting, Digital Video/Network Engineer, Television Production
2 Year Degree
The Broadcast Engineer is responsible for the management of the operation of the remote and central control facilities to meet the time and quality demands required of Go Heels Productions. This person will be responsible for the management of the operation of more than $5 million worth of equipment and interconnectivity within a $15 million central production facility and up to ten remote venues across the Chapel Hill campus. The broadcast engineer will be responsible for the successful technical operations of the central control facilities producing hundreds of broadcasts viewed by millions annually.
THE OPPORTUNITY Carolina Athletics is looking for a Broadcast Engineer to lead the technical operations for Go Heels Productions. The group produces broadcasts for ACC Network/ESPN, in-venue productions and other projects. This position will manage equipment, facility and tech operations for our broadcasts.
THE FACILITY The Carolina Athletics Media and Communications Center opened in August 2019. The building houses 3 control rooms, a studio, engineering, shading and Technical Operations areas. The MCC is fiber-optically connected to athletic venues across campus.
THE UNIVERSITY The nation’s oldest public university is also one of the world’s great research universities. The Wall Street Journal and US News & World Report rank Carolina among the Top 5 public institutions in the US. Carolina offers 74 bachelor’s degree programs to more than 19,000 undergraduate students.
THE AREA Considered one of the best college towns in the country, Chapel Hill is a cornerstone of the Research Triangle. The region is thriving and is a perennial choice for best places to live for families, young people, and retirees.
Education in a related field from an appropriately accredited institution, and successful completion of a certification program at a broadcast technologist level or higher from the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) or similar professional organization or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum three years’ experience in broadcast video engineering and production. Additionally, must demonstrate extensive knowledge of broadcast techniques, camera operations, and broadcast equipment maintenance and repair. The Broadcast Engineer must demonstrate significant experience in the following areas: •Matrix video routing and timing in baseband, fiber and Internet Protocol mediums •Personnel and financial management experience •Broadcast camera operations including operational control panels, color, shading and lens tuning •Experience with video switchers, graphics systems, instant replay systems and interconnectivity of all systems •Radio Frequency basics and frequency coordination •Strong knowledge of data networking and IP-based broadcast production systems - especially Audio over IP systems. •Broadcast cabling and terminations for fiber, coax cable and audio •SMPTE Standards
Additional Salary Information: State of North Carolina benefits - health, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits.
About University of North Carolina Athletics
The University of North Carolina Department of Athletics exists to provide educational and athletic opportunities to young men and women and to serve the interests of the University by complimenting and enhancing its diversity and quality of life.
Through its athletic programs, the University seeks to unite alumni, faculty administration, in addition, students in a common and shared experience. The purpose of Athletics is to provide an environment for student athletes to learn, advance and excel both academically and athletically. This unit is a highly visible public relations arm of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with statewide and national recognition. It is an extremely important recruiting tool, not just for student-athletes, but also for students from all lifestyles.
Through its athletic programs and its facilities, the University seeks to unite alumni, faculty, administration, and
students in a common and shared experience. Go Heels Productions is a unit within the Department of Athletics. Go Heels Productions is responsible for producing video, graphic and animated content in three major areas. First, the unit produces more than 200 live broadcasts annua...lly for distribution to more than 80 million households in the United States via the ACC Network, ESPN and other Atlantic Coast Conference broadcast partners. Second, the unit is responsible for producing in-venue entertainment during more than 150 athletic events in campus venues. Lastly, the unit is
responsible for producing hundreds of on-demand video generating millions of video views worldwide on the official athletic site as well as social media channels.
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