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Summary

Looking for a job with great benefits and intrinsic value? Want to be in on the future of faith-based media content creation, acquisition, production, post-production, and multi-platform distribution? We are about to construct a brand new building to house state-of-the-art media systems in the heart of the thriving media center of Brooklyn, New York! Come join us and become part of an outstanding team of intelligent, dynamic, knowledgeable, experienced, and collaborative professionals. Get in on the ground floor and bring your skills and knowledge to bear.

We are looking for a Hands-on Chief Engineer to manage the Technical Operations, repair and maintenance of our existing studios, production and master control facilities, while adding your expertise to the design and construction of a brand new media production facility.

Duties

  • Participate in the day-to-day execution of preventive and corrective system maintenance.
  • Provide high-level customer support and service to News, Digital Ops, Production, Master Control, and Radio.
  • Resolve issues through analysis and troubleshooting. Assess technical operations issues and provide enhancements to existing systems and workflows. Analyze technical systems to identify potential issues and identify solutions.
  • Develop standard operating procedures.
  • Design new system integration in the existing facilities using standard documentation practices. Utilize AutoCAD, Excel, MS-Project as needed to document new installs and changes to existing systems.
  • Direct the fabrication, installation, and wiring of new systems, utilizing proper tools, labeling, and engineering documentation methods.
  • Prepare documentation and keep Operations personnel informed of changes to the production environment
  • In coordination with the Director of Engineering, participate in developing priorities, resource requirements, project scope, and objectives.
  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise and business knowledge.
  • Maintain, track, and report project status and metrics and service request disposition.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Engineering-related Bachelors or Associates Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 8-10 years experience providing technical support of:
    • Production – Studio and studio control rooms, including cameras, CCU’s, Teleprompters, graphics playback, production switchers, audio mixing, SDI routing switchers, remote production receivers, playback servers, intercoms, studio lighting control systems. Graphics creation. ENG and EFP cameras, mics, lights, etc.
    • Post-production – non-linear editing, storage
    • Newsroom systems
    • Master Control – automation, playback servers, satellite receivers, live streaming encoders, file based QC and transcoding systems.
  • Ability to create, read and understand technical documentation including schematics, single-line functional drawings, block diagrams, system drawings, connector detail drawings, cable pull sheets, and wire lists. Proficient with AutoCAD.
  • In depth knowledge of ADC 100, Ross Overdrive, studio camera setup, MPEG compression, satellite communications.
  • Experience with Ross, Imagine Communications (Harris, VideoTek, Leitch), Sony, Panasonic, Hitachi, Evertz, Belden (GVG, Miranda, Snell) professional media and broadcast equipment.
  • Ability to terminate and test a range of cable/connector combinations including coax/BNC, coax/F, CAT 5 & 6/ RJ11, 12, 45. Experience with structured cabling in a professional broadcast media environment
  • Knowledge of a variety of data communications standards including Ethernet (10/100/1000 BaseT), Serial (RS232C/RS422/RS485), SDI (SD/HD), ASI
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the use and purpose of test and monitoring equipment (oscilloscopes, multi-meters, waveform monitors, vectorscopes, transport stream analyzers, spectrum analyzers, audio level meters and monitors, network diagnostic systems)
  • Knowledge of SMPTE Specifications and Recommended Practices.
  • Command of MS-Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and a Team Player.
  • Must be able to manage a team of staff and contracted engineers, technicians, wiremen and installers, while being able and interested in rolling up your sleeves and digging into the work as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong command of written and verbal English and a natural ability to liaise with all levels of the organization.
  • Valid NYS driver’s license, the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and ability to climb ladders.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends as required.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • CCNA certified is a plus.
  • SBE Certification is desirable.
  • System integration and Project Management experience helpful.
  • Experience with New Facility construction, design, test and acceptance preferred.
  • A working knowledge of media LAN and WAN networking technologies, topographies, and troubleshooting techniques used in broadcasting is highly desirable.

To apply, qualified candidates should submit an application form, a non-generic cover letter, and a resume/CV.