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CBS Corporation Technical Engineer, Media Productions in New York, New York

Technical Engineer, Media Productions

REF#: 33140


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


  • Ensure the broadcast television news infrastructure is in in good order at all times.

  • Ensure numerous non-linear edit (NLE) systems, ingest, capture, storage, and transcode servers are operational and ready for demanding use in a frenetic enterprise broadcast-to-air environment by means of pro-active hardware and software maintenance, licensing, equipment upgrades and installations, system administration, and OS image creation and network deployment.

  • Bring technical expertise to workflow improvement and technical interchange meetings with the ability to communicate solutions to various stakeholders in an unpretentious manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Computer or Software Engineering.

  • 3+ years in a live broadcast television news environment managing numerous non-linear edit systems (NLE) in non-fiction, network or high-volume production company

  • Current Avid Certified Support Representative (ACSR - "ELITE") Certification; Editor, Shared Storage (ISIS and NEXIS), Interplay | Production, and MediaCentral platform

  • Expert in Avid, Final Cut Pro, Adobe CC, Davinci Resolve, Nucoda, and ProTools,

  • Working knowledge of UHD/4K cameras, UHD/4K workflows

  • Extensive practical experience in post-production environments using advanced video CODECs and complex file-based workflows using transcoding systems such as Telestream Vantage, Adobe Media Encoder, Apple Compressor.

  • Comprehensive system administration experience (Windows Server, Active Directory, and DNS)

  • Knowledge of IP networks, protocols and hardware

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively guide, support, and escalate anomalies for all end-users in a live 24/7 broadcast facility

  • Working knowledge of Cisco switches, virtual machines, Microsoft image deployments using SCCM/MDT, Red Hat Linux, and file transport and automation systems (Aspera/Signiant)

  • Engage and be expected to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal as well as outside clients / program providers.

  • A 24/7 television environment, qualified candidates must be able and willing to work flexible hours, early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Team-player who operates in a fast paced team-oriented setting

  • Candidates who have worked as Broadcast Engineers, Post-Production Managers, Post-Production Supervisors, or Media Managers are highly encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to handle a fast paced environment supervising several projects in various stages of post-production

  • Familiar with the current trends and workflows for both UHD/4K and HDR

  • Understanding of how to prioritize anomalies and respond accordingly

  • Willingness to continue learning to ensure understanding of evolving post processes, broadcast television distribution and streaming technologies.


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