Lead Engineer - FOX Weather

Job Number: R50013838

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: Engineering, Information Technology, Technology

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: April 7, 2021

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 18 consecutive years, while FBN currently ranks as the number one business channel on cable. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Fox News Media is looking for a Lead Engineer for the soon-to-be-launched Fox Weather streaming platform, reporting to the Broadcast & Media Technology group at our Fox News Media facility in New York City. As the Lead Engineer, you will be responsible for engineering, technical administration and project coordination activities related to on-premise and cloud infrastructure and systems that will be used in the content production pipelines of the Fox Weather platform.

You should have a passion for broadcast engineering/IT and be comfortable with current media and streaming technologies, concepts and emerging trends including Media over IP, Cloud Computing, virtual set production, etc. You will be part of the Broadcast & Media Technology group, which has overall responsibility for Engineering, project management and administration of all technical infrastructure for Fox News Media including AWS cloud-based environments for content production.

The job may require you to perform infrequent hardware maintenance including removing, lifting and replacing equipment in server racks.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Engineering, IT and 3rd-party teams to manage and maintain Fox Weather’s content production pipelines and infrastructure

  • Install, configure, administer and troubleshoot broadcast systems utilized in the production of the Fox Weather streaming channel

  • Act as the primary technical liaison between Fox Weather production, editorial and management personnel

  • Provide operational support for end-users, both technical and non-technical

  • Work with internal and external 3rd-party subject matter experts and vendors to complete project objectives and resolve problems

  • Lead, execute, and complete projects as directed by management

  • Adhere to Fox policies and best practices in a broadcast environment

  • All other duties as assigned

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or equivalent

  • Experience in developing engineering systems documentation and establishing systems architectures or pipelines

  • Strong engineering, IT/networking, and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Self-starter and able to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, working both independently and as a part of a diverse team

  • Project-oriented, organized and able to provide a list of previously executed projects from concept to completion

  • Willingness to expand knowledge of emerging broadcast industry concepts & technologies

  • Ability to work overtime, weekends/holidays, and be willing to be on call and/or work extra hours as needed based on projects, systems administration, maintenance and or emergency troubleshooting. 

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Modern studio technologies including large format media wall display systems, display processing, real-time graphics processing/compositing systems, virtual set/augmented reality technologies (rendering engines, camera tracking systems, etc.)

  • Control room and production operations, including Automated Production Control systems (e.g. Ross Overdrive)

  • MAM systems (e.g. Dalet, Bitcentral) including knowledge of standard media file formats

  • Streaming media technologies including contribution encoders/decoders (Haivision, Live-U, etc.) and streaming protocols (SRT, RIST, RTMP, etc.)

  • Data-driven, real-time graphics systems (VizRT, X2O Media)

  • Weather systems and their use in the broadcast environment (e.g. The Weather Company/WSI, Baron Weather, etc.)

  • Newsroom Computer (NRCS) systems (e.g. iNews)

  • Adobe Creative Suite products (Photoshop, Premiere Pro)

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.

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