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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.
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
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
May 27, 2016