Broadcast Engineer at AVI-SPL

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

Job Summary – Broadcast Engineer

The Broadcast Engineer will operate, maintain, and troubleshoot the company’s broadcast systems for a variety of live and studio applications. Engineer will provide pre-broadcast support for planning and rehearsal, as well as post-broadcast support in the form of editing and publishing program material. This role will also be responsible for facilitation professional quality broadcast via corporate clients existing Zoom environment. This is a highly collaborative position that requires strong communication skills and a thorough understanding of digital video, streaming & production. 

The ability to travel (specifically across the U.S. and internationally) sometimes at short notice, to execute events is a must. A resilient, versatile, multi-tasker, who has a willingness to work on multiple projects against hard deadlines and schedules will thrive in this role. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as lead technical resource and provide technical support for broadcasts and events, including switching video, wireless audio distribution, streaming, editing, etc…
  • Coordinate with client & staff to determine IT/AV infrastructure requirements for broadcast needs
  • Setup and breakdown of live events & prepping broadcast for streaming
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot in real-time, “on-air”
  • Perform routine testing and problem diagnosis of broadcast equipment & systems comprising of but not limited to: video switching, PTZ and manned cameras, wireless microphone distribution, digital video transport, etc…
  • Prepare and stage systems for Quality Control testing as applicable
  • Liaise, rehearse and work with client to understand production needs 
  • Proactively escalates matters to appropriate stakeholders while simultaneously helping to determine root-cause
  • Recommend equipment and best practices as applicable
  • Archive or edit and publish program as per the client’s requirements
  • Actively stay current on all relevant technologies and complete relevant product trainings when available

Other duties assigned as needed

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to interface and work with executive management in a highly dynamic, demanding, and mobile environment
  • Proficient with manned and PTZ cameras, white balancing, color correction and ‘irising’
  • Proficient with video switching – Analog Way, Black Magic Design 
  • Proficient with video encoding, soft encoders ie Wirecast; hard encoders ie Blackmagic
  • Proficient with non-linear video editing ie Final Cut, Avid, Adobe Premier, etc…
  • Proficient with AMX and Crestron equipment. Working knowledge of NetLinx Studio and Crestron Toolbox
  • Proficient with Zoom platform and in particular Zoom webinar or equivalent
  • Experience with Cisco endpoints & support
  • Strong understanding of video compression 
  • Familiarity with digital mixing consoles and Dante
  • Superior customer service and analytical abilities 
  • Strong technical aptitude and a desire to learn and work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Knowledge of signal flow for audio, video and control
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple concurrent projects effectively
  • Work regular hours, plus overtime as needed
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with senior executives and their staff
  • Ability to embrace ownership of and accountability for tasks/projects
  • Critical thinking skills 
  • Valid Driver’s License and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets AVI-SPL driving standards

Education and/or Experience
  • Cisco CCT, CCENT, CCNA, certifications preferred
  • ITIL certifications preferred
  • AVIXA/InfoComm CTS preferred
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of IT/Networking theory, topology, and best practices
  • Videoconferencing experience including configuration, operation, call set-up and equipment management
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of AV best practices and procedures
  • Education Level preferred: 2 Year College Degree or technical school preferred
  • Years Total Experience: 5+ preferred

Working Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job operates in a professional office environment and can occasionally be required to drive to client sites.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands of this position are those that are necessary to meet the responsibilities and essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds, be able to climb ladders up to 20 feet tall and be able to work in small spaces and on uneven surfaces. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have any direct reports

Work Hours

AVI-SPL reserves the right to alter work hours and work location as deems necessary.AVI-SPL is an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Disabled/Veteran Protected VEVRAA Federal Contractor

AVI-SPL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law