Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and
driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering,
producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a
24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage
viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local
communities we serve. Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of
27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and
operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to
provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating
relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and
engaged communities. The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour
breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and
available to work various shift, including early morning, late
evenings, weekends and holidays. Being on our team means ? You?re
ready to inspire and be inspired! You?re passionate, creative and
highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced
environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage
your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to
viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability
to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a
positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the
ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under
pressure. What we?re looking for: The Broadcast Engineer will work
with the Spectrum Networks Engineering team to execute and
distribute live and preproduced News and/or Sports content to cable
and subscribers. Responsible for the set-up, configuration,
maintenance, diagnosis and operation of a broad spectrum of
broadcast systems and equipment. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide basic to intermediate level technical support of broadcast
related operating systems.
Provide hands on engineering support at the client, hardware and
software level, including evaluation and resolution of technical
issues affecting the network in the following areas if applicable:
Studio Production, Master Control Operations, Transmission
(including Satellite & IP topologies), Newsroom, Remote Production
and/or Remote Sites, Post Production and/or Long Form Edit, Digital
Asset Management Systems, and/or Graphics.
Design, implement and/or install Broadcast Systems such as
Broadcast Router, Camera Robotics System, Production Truck, RTS
Work with vendors or other engineering personnel to troubleshoot
equipment issues, install system updates and version upgrades.
Maintenance and repair of broadcast related hardware and
Participate in a formal incident rapid response process for high
Articulate concepts and solutions to mixed skillset users
including training as needed.
Hands-on installation or fabrication of materials for new or
Read, write, and maintain system documentation.
Monitoring, testing and measuring of critical systems.
Support on-site and remote productions as an Engineer in
Communicate major outages to other team members and department
Assist internal customers with engineering related issues.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Skills/Abilities and Knowledge Ability
to read, write, speak and understand English
Strong knowledge of IP networking and cross-platform operating
systems and applications.
Apply proven communication, analytical and problem solving
skills to help identify, report and resolve issues in order to
maximize the benefit of the systems investment.
Ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and solve
complex problems while demonstrating a positive attitude and
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication
Ability to clearly communicate solutions;
Ability to relate well with others.
Assist personnel with engineering-related issues while
demonstrating professional behavior, including strong customer
Ability to install and/or support cross-platform systems.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Visio, and AutoCAD.
Knowledge and ability to apply terminations/connectors to
various types of network cables such as coaxial, twisted pair, and
optical fiber cables that carry SDI video, AES audio, RF and IP
signals. Connector Types include BNC, N, F, RJ-45, and
Broadcast equipment knowledge/experience at the intermediate
level should include but not limited to Routing Switchers,
Production Switchers, Studio Cameras, Newsroom Systems, Production
Automation, Master Control Systems, Digital Asset Management
Systems, Terminal Equipment, Encoders, Decoders, Video Test &
Measurement, Media Recorders, Video Servers, Post Production.
Practical knowledge of electrical systems, generators, UPS,
plumbing, HVAC and basic construction techniques where and/or as
Understanding of broadcast standards.
Knowledge of Audio/Video over IP.
Assist and advise facilities department regarding issues that
affect broadcast operations where and/or as applicable.
Responsible for maintenance and documentation of station fleet
where and/or as applicable.
Must have and maintain valid drivers license.
Must be willing and able to drive a company vehicle to and from
assigned location while obeying all traffic laws.
Education & Experience: Associates Degree in
Engineering/Technical Discipline or equivalent combination of
education and experience
3 Years of Experience as a Maintenance or Broadcast Engineer
Certifications (Preferred: SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers)
? CBTE, CBNE
FCC General Class License
Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper.
We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to
feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude!
Roles may require the following: Overtime may be required to meet
Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news
Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail
phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or
other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and
power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe
weather, and schedule conflicts
Participation in an established on-call rotation