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
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
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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