Broadcast Production Engineer

Job Number: R50022892

Brand: Fox News Media

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

Location Type: Onsite

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: May 6, 2024

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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.


FOX News is on the hunt for a stellar Broadcast Production Engineer to work in our Washington DC bureau. This role involves providing support and routine compliance for our substantial media and broadcast systems within a competitive, live, 24/7 news environment. As a cornerstone of our Production Engineering team, within the Broadcast and Media Technology group, you'll coordinate with various engineering teams, providing support to IT groups/helpdesk, broadcast production, technical operation personnel, and network operations aggregations.

As our ideal candidate, you are enthused about broadcast engineering/IT and comfortable acclimating to evolving media technologies, concepts, and trends such as Media over IP, Cloud Computing, and Radio Workflows.


  • Support infrastructure for on-air broadcast production systems

  • Oversee studio operations including video walls, video processing systems, and cameras

  • Supervise live control room production systems and subsystems

  • Handle infrastructure systems like routers, intercom, monitoring, KVM, audio suites, and live production-related equipment

  • Provide maintenance and support for off-site remote locations including the White House, Capitol Hill, etc.

  • Address, communicate, manage, and track technical issues in a live 24/7 production environment

  • Perform maintenance of subsystems including software and hardware updates, modifications, and replacements as warranted

  • Develop and retain process benchmarks for deployment and support documentation for operations

  • Collaborate on a team that works hands-on with the latest generation of production systems and technologies

  • Work on complex audio processing tasks and Audio-over-IP setups including gating, compression, equalization of talent microphone audio, and multi-band processing of outbound audio programming using Orban processors

  • Set up up small Dante audio networks


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or related majors, or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years' experience in broadcast production and live television

  • Extensive knowledge of standards like SMPTE for broadcast television and video environments

  • Strong technical skills in troubleshooting and repairing broadcast equipment

  • Aptitude to troubleshoot traditional SDI and IP audio/video signal routing environments

  • Familiarity with studio technologies including video walls, cameras, VR set technologies, image processing systems, touch screens, and lighting

  • Solid understanding of production control automation (e.g., Ross Overdrive) and Newsroom Computer System (NRCS) workflows

  • Proficiency in MS Windows workstation and server platforms

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

  • Ability to interpret technical documentation standards 

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

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks independently and as part of a team.

  • Aptitude to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of a live production environment, including overtime, holidays, weekends

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

  • Experience operating manual and electric mechanical tools is required


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.

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