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Broadcast Operations Technician

Southfield, MI, US
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Media and Publishing
Manual Skilled
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

WWJ-TV CBS News Detroit and WKBD-TV Detroit50, the CBS News and Stations owned & operated duopoly in Detroit, are searching for a highly qualified standout colleague for the position of Broadcast Engineering Technician. In this role, the Broadcast Technician will be responsible for equipment operation to support the CBS News Detroit stream and broadcast.

  • Must have strong technical capability and operate various studio, news, and control room equipment such as studio cameras, wireless mic/IFB systems, teleprompter, audio console, live production automation systems, and bonded cell, microwave, and satellite receive systems.
  • Make quick changes, switching shots, camera angles, and graphics.
  • Monitor video broadcasting equipment and resolve technical issues.
  • Ensure that all euipment is prepared for broadcast.
  • Serve as a resource for hands-on response to broadcast hub technical issues, live streaming, and certain building system functions.
  • Facilitate technical operations for breaking news and weather cut-ins; assist News.
  • Consult and communicate with engineering management and other specialists on technical issues as required.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a master control or studio production technical director.
  • Experience with live production systems such as Sony ELC.
  • Experience with Newsroom management systems such as iNews.
  • Experience with video production and content management systems such as Grass Valley Stratus.
  • Proven track record of effectively solving issues under pressure on technical systems critical to the broadcast and live streaming plant.
  • Knowledge of computer networking, broadcast automation, and workflow systems.
  • Experience working with microwave, satellite, and bonded cell receive systems and transmission vehicles.
  • Attention to detail and strong drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with editing content using non-linear editing systems, audio operation, and camera or graphics experience a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel, bend, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, and/or step stools to maintain equipment.
  • Solid grasp of RF fundamentals: 2-way, cellular, point-to-point microwave, and wireless networking systems.
  • Proficient in handling test equipment: spectrum analyzers, Bitstream analyzers, oscilloscopes, and digital multi-meters.
  • Cable fabrication and termination experience.
  • Understanding of SD/HD digital video, signal routing, and processing equipment.
  • Experience with satellite downlinks and configuring digital IRDs.
  • Understanding of the major digital video file formats, their chief characteristics, common format containers, and metadata usage.
  • Proficient understanding and the ability to read wiring diagrams, flowcharts, and schematics.
  • Experience with Distributed Systems (both in system design and data storage).
  • A college diploma or university degree in a related technology or communications field is preferred.

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation's #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O'DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations' top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News' streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.

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