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ViacomCBS Director Sports HQ, Broadcast Engineering in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

REF#: 37144


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Fort Lauderdale, FL


CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet,, GameSpot,, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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Role Details:

This leader will provide mission-critical technical direction and technical support for design, upgrades, system administration, maintenance, and failure recovery for the Sports HQ Broadcast Environment. Work closely with Master Control Operations and Transmission for successful acquisition and delivery of day to day feeds for the Network. Oversee Studio technology across multiple facilities including switchers, graphics, ingest, audio, and comms as well Media Asset Management, workflow implementation, and maintenance. This position requires a strong leader with the ability to direct and motivate technical staff. Varied and extended hours may include weekends, holidays, on-call, and required travel.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • 24/7 responsibility for the integrity of automation, studios, and broadcast IT infrastructure.

  • Manage and maintain Newsroom Automation and integrated systems

  • Lead an engineering team responsible for maintenance and repair of all technical equipment in the studio, pre & post-production, and MCR operation

  • Create, maintain and forecast monthly operating expenses and provide detailed information as needed

  • Oversee the management and development of engineering personnel - provide regular feedback to employees and management on performance and goals

  • Strategize with production leadership to continue the drive towards long term advanced media

  • Drive innovation in the broadcast space to create efficiencies across acquisition to delivery

Key Projects:

  • Develop and implement current and long-range technical operation plans with an emphasis on emerging technology and competitive engineering systems including SMPTE 2110 IP Video.

  • Manage and assist in the evaluation of new studio and newsroom technologies.

  • Development, preparation, timely submission for approval and implementation of capital budget projects

  • Tracking purchase orders within each project to operate within budget

  • Author and publish technical documentation

  • Development of ticketing and support workflows to better assist production operations.


What you bring to the team:

You have -

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • 7+ years’ experience working in Studio Engineering and Broadcast Operations

  • Dynamically and effectively communicate with production to meet the operational needs of the business.

  • Make clear sound decisions under pressure and rapidly changing situations

  • Must thrive in a fast-paced, team environment

  • Must have strong working knowledge for the design and operation of advanced broadcast systems including MOS workflows, MAM, Automation, and IP Video Workflows.

  • Proficiency in the suite of Ross products, Crispin Automation, Dalet Asset Management, and Encode/Decode Environments.

  • Must have a solid working knowledge of PCs, networks, Video routers, NRCS, automation, and Dante audio flows.

  • Proficiencies in Amazon Web Services, elastic compute, S3, cloud formation, and file systems.


FUNCTION: Software Engineering

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