Broadcast Engineer
Washington, DC 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description


Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.


Fox 5 WTTG / Fox 5 Plus WDCA, the #1 local television news operation in the Washington, DC metro area, is seeking a Broadcast Engineer (Full-time) to support the operation of our ST 2110 IP facility. It Network Engineers with some broadcast experience may be considered for this role.


  • Design and install complex broadcast systems

  • Support an ST 2110 media network running on Arista network switches

  • Work with Lawo VSM, SMART, Arista Cloudvision and other tools

  • Maintain cameras, production switchers, graphics systems, non-linear editing systems, cloud-based systems, intercom, production audio consoles, ENG equipment, etc.


  • Hands-on experience working in a television facility

  • Experience providing technical support for production video and broadcast operations

  • Experience with IP routing & workows

  • General understanding of the SMPTE 2110 suite of standards

  • Ability to troubleshoot computer and network-based systems

  • Ability to read technical drawings and follow signal flows

  • Strong analytical, reasoning, and technical troubleshooting skills

  • Ability to take direction and work under deadline pressure

  • Must be organized, creative, and detail-oriented

  • Strong sense of urgency

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team


  • Bachelor's degree, preferred focus in electrical engineering or computer science or related field

  • Arista or Cisco certification, Arista CloudVision

  • Experience maintaining a television transmitter

  • Specific expertise with Chyron graphics, Sony production switchers, Lawo control systems, VxRail or other VM servers and storage systems

  • Knowledge of Microsoft tools, including MS Visio

  • Autocad experience

  • Experience with SNMP servers

Candidates must be able to work flexible hours. Must have a clean motor vehicle record (MVR) and be willing to obtain a valid driver's license.

FOX 5 DC / FOX 5 Plus operates out of state-of-the-art studios and facilities in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD. FOX offers excellent benefits, 401k with company match, generous paid time off, and professional development opportunities. Our studios air the most hours of news each week throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and surrounding areas with a viewing audience that is unmatched. Fox 5 is surrounded by a restaurant scene offering cuisines from around the world, high-end boutiques, outdoor markets and so much more! The Bethesda Metro station is just steps away. Employees have access to the onsite fitness center and building accommodations. Learn more about our team:

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
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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