Broadcast Production Engineer
Washington, DC 
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Posted 11 days ago
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANYFox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the recently announced AVOD platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 19 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Broadcast Production Engineer will be responsible for providing support & maintenance to our large infrastructure of media and broadcast systems, in a 24/7 live news environment. As part of the Production Engineering team within the Broadcast and Media Technology group, the Broadcast Production Engineer will work with multiple engineering teams, in addition to the IT group and helpdesk, broadcast production and technical operations personnel, and network operations group. The Broadcast Production Engineer must have a passion for broadcast engineering/IT and be comfortable with current media technologies, concepts, and emerging trends (i.e. Media over IP, Cloud Computing, Radio Workflows, etc.).

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support infrastructure for on-air broadcast production systems

  • Studio Operations include video walls, video processing systems, and cameras

  • Live Control Room production systems and subsystems

  • Infrastructure systems include routers, intercom, monitoring, KVM, audio suites, and other live production-related gear

  • Maintain and support off-site remote locations i.e. White House, Capitol Hill, and Home Studios

  • Respond to, communicate, manage, and track technical issues as they arise in a live 24/7 production environment

  • Perform maintenance of subsystems including software and hardware updates, modifications, and replacements as warranted

  • Implement and maintain process standards for deployment, and develop support documentation for operations personnel as needed

  • Be part of a team that works hands-on with the latest generation of production systems and technologies

  • Audio processing -gating, compression, equalization of talent microphone audio, and multi-band processing of outbound audio programming using Orban processors

  • Audio-over-IP -Comrex, Telos, and Tieline audio-over-IP codecs (Comrex Access and Bric-Link, Telos ProStream and ZipStream, Tieline Commander and Bridge-IT)

  • Set-up up small Dante audio networks

  • Balanced analog audio (both microphone and line-level) and AES3 Digital audio -cable types/wiring, patch bay wiring, and normalling, measurements Legacy T1 audio transmission using Harris IntrraPlex hardware

  • Telephone hybrids and talk show call-in system -Telos Hx1 phone hybrids, and Telos VXtalk show call-in system

  • Enco Digital audio Workstation hardware -using Audio Science analog/digital audio soundcards

  • RS-232 serial protocol (for sending/receiving ASCII serial string cues for drop/join commands/ad insertion)

  • Sierra Automated Systems (SAS) 32KD audio router and Rubicon audio console systems -Router Control Software for set-up and configuration of router and consoles

  • RTS/Telex Intercom -set-up/make changes to intercom key panels using AZ Edit

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent major, and/or equivalent work experience

  • The candidate must have 5+ years of broadcast production and live television experience

  • Versed in SMPTE standards for broadcast television and video production environments; Examples include ST 292M, ST 424M, ST 2110, ST 2059, IEE1588, ST 2022-7, SCTE-104, etc

  • Strong technical ability to troubleshoot and repair broadcast equipment including routers, switchers, audio boards, signal processors, video scalers, playback systems, etc

  • Ability to troubleshoot audio/video signals in traditional SDI and IP ST 2110 essence flow routing environments

  • Knowledge of studio and set technologies including video walls, cameras, VR set technologies, image processing systems, touch screens and lighting

  • Knowledge of multi-viewer systems and their interfaces to tally and UMD data

  • Fundamental understanding of production control automation (e.g. Ross Overdrive) and Newsroom Computer System (NRCS)workflows

  • Experience with file-based workflows and knowledge of enterprise Media Asset Management systems (e.g. Dalet)

  • Working knowledge of MS Windows workstation and server platforms

  • Experience with Linux variants including RedHat, CentOS, and Ubuntu

  • Basic knowledge of AWS Infrastructures includingS3/Glacier storage and cloud compute (EC2) services. Ability to troubleshoot and replace computer hardware components and proprietary broadcast equipment

  • Ability to interpret technical documentation standards including AutoCAD, Visio, and Lucid Charts

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of IT / networking theory, topology, and best practices

  • Strong skills in the areas of root cause analysis, organization, and escalation to subject matter experts

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to frame issues clearly

  • Strong desire to learn, cross-train and a passion to maintain current knowledge of relevant and emerging technologies

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and work independently and as part of a team

Working Conditions

  • Strong team environment with a diversity of knowledge and technologies

  • The candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of a live production environment, including overtime as required

  • The candidate will also participate in a support rotation and provide remote support as warranted

Physical Requirements

  • The job will require that you have the ability to remove, lift and replace equipment in racks as warranted

  • Experience in the use of manual and electric mechanical tools is required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company's success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

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Job Summary
Company
FOX
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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