Broadcast Production Engineer

Job Number: R50016017

Brand: Fox News Media

Job Type: Engineering, Information Technology, News, Production, Technology, Broadcast Engineering

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: New York, New York

Job Posting Date: November 2, 2022

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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 Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer digital streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the newly announced platform FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for 20 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

Fox News is looking for a Broadcast Production Engineer to be responsible in providing support and 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, you will work with multiple engineering teams, in addition to the IT group and helpdesk, broadcast production and technical operations personnel, and network operations group. You have a passion for broadcast engineering/IT and are comfortable with current media technologies, concepts, and emerging trends (i.e. Media over IP, Cloud Computing, etc.).

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support infrastructure for on-air broadcast production systems

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

  • Live Control Room production systems and subsystems

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

  • 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

  • Participate in a support rotation and provide remote support as warranted

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

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

  • 5+ years of broadcast production and live television experience

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

  • Experience with Linux variants including Red Hat, CentOS, and Ubuntu

  • Experience in the use of manual and electric mechanical tools

  • 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

  • Understanding 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

  • Working knowledge of MS Windows workstation and server platforms

  • Basic knowledge of AWS Infrastructures including S3/Glacier storage and cloud compute (EC2) services

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

  • Ability to troubleshoot and replace computer hardware components and proprietary broadcast equipment

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

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

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of a live production environment, including overtime as required

  • Ability to remove, lift and replace equipment in racks as warranted

  • 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

  • Strong team environment with a diversity of knowledge and technologies

#LI-DNI

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.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $49.28-66.11 per hour for New York City and Westchester County, NY. This role is also eligible for various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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