Sr. Video Broadcast Specialist

Federal Reserve Board
Washington, DC

The Senior Video Broadcast Specialist coordinates the daily engineering operations of the digital media studio, the control room, and multiple remote locations. Responsible for master control room/studio operation and live stream broadcasts. Manages and maintains all broadcast equipment and systems used in our facilities as well as any ancillary systems used in the support and troubleshooting of technical issues as they arise. Performs as an administrator in a fiber networked Mac work environment. Works as a primary member of the digital media team that produces custom content to inform and promote the services and programs offered by the Board.  Assists with the implementation of new digital media initiatives and/or significantly enhanced multimedia products, systems, and services for content capturing, creation, and delivery. Conducts research and development to resolve technical problems associated with production and identifies new trends in multimedia development or content distribution.  Project manages new broadcast systems installations and upgrades.

Position Requirements

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles a full range of digital media services, including live broadcast and studio productions with shading, character generated (CG) operations, technical director, lighting, set-up, and other control room duties as required for digital media services and operations.
  • Coordinates and engineers video services for studio productions, podcasts, Board-sponsored conferences, meetings, special programs, and ceremonies; works with section colleagues on site logistics and the delivery and setup of equipment. Travels offsite to Board conferences, meetings, and other official events to engineer remote broadcast operations, as needed.
  • Leads broadcast productions and events using video production methods utilizing various web-based video format with an ongoing emphasis on Internet protocol (IP). Creates custom media solutions for public consumer-based initiatives and internal communications.
  • Acts as the administrator in a fiber networked MAC work environment using storage area network (SAN) technology.
  • Installs, maintains and ensures proper operation of all broadcast and AV equipment used in the studio and control room. Updates and maintains all technical drawings related to all audio and video equipment and signal paths.
  • Coordinates video, audio, internet protocol and equipment networking along with fiber routing throughout all Board facilities that have a Digital Media Services (DMS) presence.
  • Maintains overall availability of production systems. Conducts research and development to resolve technical problems. Meets with vendors and technical representatives about new products and problems with existing equipment. Identifies trends in technology by investing and evaluating new applications, systems, technical and operational solutions, and procedures to resolve problems and meet organizational objectives. Identifies new trends in digital development or content distribution and analyzes broadcast requirements and makes written recommendations to management.
  • Serves as the point of contact and internal expert for all broadcast and engineering-related activities.
  • Assists in preparing monthly reports of the section’s activities and accomplishments. Collaborates with section staff to develop strategic vision, goals, and objectives for the section; presents recommendations to management for approval; and assists in developing plans and guidelines for implementation.
  • Ensures vendors adherence to contractual technical requirements, evaluating contractors' performance, and making recommendations for amendments to requirements, as necessary.
  • May serve as digital media representative on collaborative Board and System groups.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements: Position requires a high level of technical proficiency in several distributed software, hardware, and broadcasting systems and strong project management and analytical skills. A thorough knowledge of video and audio broadcasting and studio equipment including high definition (HD) digital video, signal routing, processing equipment and Internet protocol (IP). Fluent understanding and the ability to read wiring diagrams, flowcharts and schematics. Knowledge level is typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree or equivalent in video production, electrical engineering, or broadcast/studio operations in a multi camera video production environment. Proficiency with broadcast computer-aided design (CAD) programs and broadcast equipment networking principles. Requires five years of specialized experience using digital media technologies; excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills; and a strong customer service orientation. Job duties require a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Some travel may be necessary to capture offsite events. Experience using both Mac and Windows computer operating systems required.