12 days old

Senior Broadcast Engineer

Cleveland, OH 44115
Want to work in TV Broadcast Engineering and provide a valuable service to your community too? WVIZ/PBS ideastream, Clevelands Public TV station, is seeking an experienced engineer to be part of the team that supports the technology and systems within the Idea Center broadcast facility and the associated transmitter sites. The successful candidate will have skills in both traditional TV Broadcast technologies as well as file-based IT centric systems.

Position Summary:

Install, operate and maintain technical broadcast/production systems (studio, remote and post production) and equipment to support multi-platform content creation. Maintain proper technical performance and operation meeting ideastream quality standards, plus FCC rules and regulations at studios and multiple transmission sites throughout the area.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Repair, maintain and calibrate all broadcast/production equipment.

Assist with installation and routine, scheduled maintenance of media distribution/production equipment and systems.

Integrate studio, remote and post production workflows and SOPs

Design and construct systems and components as required.

Make recommendations regarding equipment purchase.

Maintain state of the art knowledge of digital production and distribution technologies.

Serve as an advisor to the organization on assigned broadcast technology specialty.

Serve as a technical advisor to other engineering personnel; provide technical assistance as needed.



Understanding of broadcast theory and best practices.

Proficiency working with digital asset management systems, processes and workflows.

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot video and audio editing equipment and systems.

Experience with audio over IP systems and consoles

Practical knowledge of QC test equipment

Understanding of HD and SD video formats, analog AES as well as embedded audio, closed captioning rules and Program and System Information protocol desired.

Written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to identify and correct visual and audio problems.

Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.

Demonstrated ability to run audio in a live setup

Decision making and problem solving skills required. Demonstrated ability to work well with others and meet deadlines required.


Moderate level of experience in TV broadcast engineering and production activities.

Experience in video editing and post production operations

Experience in live production operations


SBE Broadcast Engineer Television CBNT Certificate or equivalent.

Bachelors degree preferred or equivalent work experience (4+ years)

Essential Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Ability to see, communicate, hear and utilize electronic communication devices. Physical ability for fine motor manipulation of tools.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to climb ladders. Must be able to drive to locations throughout the region.

ideastream is an equal opportunity employer; we value diversity in our workplace.


  • Arts / Entertainment / Media
  • Engineering

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