ARLINGTON – Full-Time Broadcast Engineer Position Available at WJLA

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets and our Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!


WJLA / NewsChannel 8, in  Washington DC, is seeking 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.


Responsibilities include:


Provide the engineering design and assist with the building and installation of electronic systems/equipment as assigned

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

Other duties may be assigned



Other Qualifications and Requirements:


Self-starter, able to work efficiently without direct supervision

Be able to work effectively with other departments receiving and communicating instructions via telephone or in person

Be able to read and understand technical materials

Able to set priorities under pressure of deadlines

Able to concentrate for long periods of time

Hold a valid driver’s license

Must be flexible to accommodate shift changes including extended hours, weekends, and evenings

Associate’s degree (AA) in electronics preferred

Minimum of five years broadcast experience

Working knowledge of broadcast station operations



Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Location

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Application Deadline

May 27, 2016