Broadcast Maintenance Engineer

Job Number: R50018651

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Engineering

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Houston, Texas

Job Posting Date: May 5, 2022

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

Fox Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Do you have a Broadcast Engineering background?  If so, we have a full-time position for a Broadcast Maintenance Engineer at Fox 26 in Houston, TX.  In this role, you will be an important member of a team supporting the News Operation, Production, Master Control and the entire television station. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support production and Satellite Trucks, ENG Trucks, studio equipment, including robotic cameras systems, master control, automated newsroom and automated audio and similar production systems. 

  • Troubleshooting and maintenance of technical equipment both software and hardware, including network systems, switches, routers, and computers. 

  • Assist the IT department with supporting Windows computers and network as needed. 

  • Experience with Cisco switches, networking infrastructure and Microsoft Office O365 is a major plus. 

  • Maintain and update equipment documentation, standard operating procedures, and preventative maintenance procedures as required.

  • Ability to work nights, overtime, weekends, and holidays.

  • Must be able to document daily tasks, projects, and coordinate CAD documentation.

  • Knowledge of Broadcast and IT technical principles, including production workflows, broadcast equipment and systems including, but not limited to, cameras, sound, vision, graphics, post-production, media management, MCR and various playouts including streaming and OTT.

  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated, able to prioritize a daily workload, and to meet deadlines both individually, and as part of a team.

  • Experience and understanding of file formats and file- based workflows.

  • Excellent communication skills to provide technical advice for a live news environment.

  • Self-motivated, with a passion for the job, proactive and approachable.

  • Solid work ethic with proven technical expertise

  • Ability to work under pressure, succeed in a fast-paced high-pressure deadline-driven environment

  • Other duties as assigned and deemed appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and related experience or technical school with electronics training and related experience preferred

  • At least 3 years’ experience working at a television station completing the setup, operation and troubleshooting broadcast & IT equipment preferred.

  • Experience with the following equipment preferred: iNews, Ross Switchers and Automation, graphic systems, Solid State Logic audio, VM Ware work environment, Harmonic, WSI, TVU/LiveU, iTX or related broadcast computer systems.

FOX is an exciting place to work.  We offer a generous benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k, tuition reimbursement and 15 vacations days in the first year. 

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. 

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