Broadcast Engineer

  • New York, NY


: $73,625.00 - $142,240.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Media

Broadcast EngineerJob ID: 2019-22981Location:New York, NYCheddar is a live Post-Cable Network covering the headline and business news that is transforming our lives. Cheddar's team is growing, products are diversifying, and infrastructure is becoming more complex- at a very fast pace. We're looking for an experienced media operations professional to oversee a diverse portfolio of projects that helps our team work together to execute their objectives amidst this rapid change.In June 2019, Cheddar was acquired by Altice USA, which grew Cheddar's news family to include News12 and i24 as well as introduce a new portfolio of ad products. While our culture remains start-up in feel, the opportunity for success is now even greater.Cheddar is looking for a Broadcast Engineer in Charge to manage day-to-day production operations and control room technology. This person would be located in our New York Headquarters and oversee control room operations for two live networks, Cheddar and Cheddar Big News.While you will be part of the Engineering and Operations team, this is a hands-on role that requires the ability to work directly with the production and editorial staff. You will serve as the Engineer in Charge during your assigned shift. You must also be proactive in identifying and executing new projects, covering preventive maintenance and system/workflow upgrades. The ability to coordinate initiatives between Broadcast Engineering and Operations, IT, Post Production, and Management is essential.Primary Function: Ensure that the live production is running efficiently and smoothly Act as the liaison between control room staff and the Engineering team Troubleshoot day to day production issues including but not limited to Ross XPression Graphics, Ross Carbonite Switchers and Nexio playout and ingest servers Put processes and practices in place to ensure crew is supported Responsible for the information in production reports; including knowing what the information means, gaps that require discussion and trends that appear Have transparency into crew and understand the detailed status of the production and show formats Escalate challenges and issues to Engineering and when appropriate other production management. Come with proposed solutions Help generate analytical reports regarding the state of current technical affairs and emerging technology Participate in production meetings to ensure clear communication and dissemination of information Enable and contribute to a culture that creates an environment where the crew can do their best work 3+ Years in Television Broadcast field with a demonstration of taking on greater responsibilities Must be knowledgeable in all areas of technical production and familiar with all studio production equipment including Broadcast Audio, Video and Control Systems, Video Servers, Storage Area Networks, & RF Systems, Editing and Post Production Systems, etc. Experience in HD and SD broadcast and experience troubleshooting signal flow including RF and fiber networks. Ability to function well under pressure, i.e. during live breaking news situations Strong analytical and reasoning skills Communicates clearly and ensures that the correct internal and external groups are provided timely updates Manage and drive multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization and an unwavering attention to detail at all times Proactive and positive thinker, able to exercise good judgment Owns tasks and drives through completionHours are 1 pm - 10 pm Mon-Fri
Associated topics: audio, camera, equipment, gaffer, radio operator, systems engineer, video teleconference, visual, voip, vtc

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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