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Maintenance Technician

Studio City, CA, US
USD 58,060.00 - 122,338.00 per year
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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Media and Publishing
Manual Skilled
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

KCBS2/KCAL9, the largest duopoly, and part of the CBS-owned and operated stations in Los Angeles, is seeking an expert maintenance technician to become part of the Engineering and Operations team! This is a staff IBEW union engineering position that reports directly to the Engineering Manager.

Primary accountabilities:
  • Day-to-day maintenance and support of the station's core infrastructure, not limited to news editing systems, control room automation, and components, local news channel and streaming systems, transmitter operations, studio equipment as well as field operations equipment and vehicles.
  • Install, upgrade, tackle, and repair electronic equipment to a component (hardware/software) level.
  • Work collaboratively in the design, construction, and execution of station engineering projects and initiatives.
  • Perform station operations roles on an as-needed basis, including field, and studio operations support.
  • Work with equipment manufacturers and vendors to resolve issues, including ordering parts/services.
  • Review discrepancy reports and address issues with minimal supervision.
  • Other duties, as assigned by Broadcast Operations & Engineering management.
  • A sound engineering foundation and the ability to solve and repair complex television broadcast systems.
  • Strong technical background in video transmission and transmitters, newsroom systems, ingest, wireless and cellular bonded technologies, automation systems, microwave, master control, satellite, streaming, control room, studio and field operations, and IP technology.
  • Expertise and background in RF transmission and technology.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and highly organized.
  • Strong project execution and coordination skills.
  • Strong verbal and written skills, with the ability successfully actively communicate and work with other members of the engineering staff, station employees, management, and outside vendors in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to train fellow engineers in new systems, technologies, procedures, and techniques.
Minimum education and experience requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience as a television broadcast engineer, or equivalent.
  • College degree in Engineering or SBE Certification, desirable.
  • Must join the IBEW 45 union if not a current member. Work rules, compensation, and vacation time are decided by the master agreement.
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays and in emergency situations, as we are a 24/7 news operation.
  • The ability to work independently and with the engineering team is important.
  • Knowledge and experience working with but not limited to SONY automation, switchers, and cameras, media servers, Grass Valley non-linear editing systems, Telestream transcoding products, Chyron graphics systems, Evertz routers, RTS intercoms, and Harmonic encoders.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of FCC rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with IP interface networking, active directory, and software deployment utilities.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, Visio, and AutoCAD

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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Hiring Salary Range: $58,060.00 - 122,338.00.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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