ABC7-DC is looking for a Broadcast Engineer! This individual will be responsible for installing and maintaining video, audio, and other equipment associated with television broadcasting. This includes server-based record and play-out systems, non-linear editors, production switchers, routing switchers, MPEG encoders, decoders, automation, news room computer systems, data networks, and broadcast transmission equipment.
In addition, job responsibilities will include…
• Maintain and repair transmitters (AM, FM, TV, Microwave, Fiber, satellite, etc.), receivers, cameras, switchers, graphic systems, audio equipment, video tape systems, routers, automation/editing systems, intercoms, two-way radios, monitors and display systems • Provide budget information to support the implementation of new systems • Provide technical support to operational users • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other engineers on technical issues as required • Provide specific engineering signal flow diagrams for CAD documentation on all work performed on technical systems • Perform all technical work to engineering standards and practices
• Minimum of 5 years’ broadcast experience • Solid understanding of core hardware, computer systems, and electrical systems • Experience working with microwaves, transmitters and satellites is preferred • Self-motivated and the ability to work efficiently without direct supervision • Confidence in troubleshooting problems and effectively communicating solutions to internal and external customers • Ability to read and understand technical materials • Hold a valid driver's license • Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings • Ability to work on ladders, stand for long periods of time, and lift computers or equipment up to 50 lbs. • Associates degree or higher in electronics or a related field is preferred
Internal Number: 1564
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair, either directly or through its venture subsidiaries, makes equity investments in strategic companies. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.