Broadcast Maintenance Engineer, ABC News DC - NABET

Disney Inc
Washington, DC, United States

Job ID 921537BR  Location Washington, DC, United States  Business General Entertainment Content  Date posted Feb. 03, 2022

Job Summary:

Disney Inc is looking for a highly motivated and qualified professional for a full-time staff broadcast maintenance position at their News Bureau in Washington, DC. This Disney owned and operated facility is one of the largest television production operations in Washington DC and produces multiple shows daily for ABC and ESPN. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a cutting-edge network-level broadcast operation.


As a broadcast maintenance technician the candidate will work as part of a team to provide ongoing support for a 24/7 television broadcast facility including the installations of new systems. The ABC Washington Bureau has many control rooms, master control, editing systems with multiple server systems and other broadcast resources that the candidate will assist in maintaining.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years experience or background in television production with expertise in digital video and audio systems
  • Be able to understand technical drawings and other documentation for all broadcast devices, services, and processes.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve complex system problems quickly with little external technical guidance and develop corrective measures for problems
  • Be able to quickly identify and replace failed hardware and work with vendors to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly
  • Have the ability to handle basic hardware installation, including being able to lift up to 20lbs to heights of up to 6ft
  • Have the ability to balance and prioritize work and to multitask
  • The candidate should enjoy working in a team environment that promotes collaboration and creativity in the workplace.
  • The position is covered under the terms of the ABC – NABET-CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Be able to install, configure and maintain television broadcast systems including:
    • Sony MVS Switchers
    • NVision routers with NV9000 control system
    • Grass Valley Miranda iControl
    • AVID ISIS editing server with associated editing clients
    • Grass Valley K2 editing servers with associated editing clients
    • Grass Valley Kaleido-X virtual monitor walls
    • SSL Audio Consoles
    • Ericson and other Integrated Receivers Decoders and other Satellite and ASI gear
    • Evertz Fiber Optic gear including setting up CWDM
      • Certifications in any of the above systems is a helpful, and ABC will provide additional training.