ViacomCBS Maintenance Technician in New York, New York
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS News
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: New York, NY
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.
CBS News Radio Network is seeking a strong candidate to be part of our Network Technical Support team with experience in Broadcast IT and IP systems. This person will be part of a team that will support and maintain the Network’s broadcast studios, routers and transmission systems. It is crucial that the candidate has experience in IP-based audio and router systems. This position is based in our New York City Headquarters. This hands-on role requires the ability to work directly to support the work of the production and editorial staff. This is a shift-based position where you will be required to work weekends and overnights, when scheduled.
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JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Construction, assembly, wiring and installation of electronic equipment or components for use in its broadcasting operations
Operation of technical equipment at the point of origin for CBS programs originating in the field
Maintenance and repair of systems including, but not limited to, Sierra Automated Systems (SAS) consoles, intercoms and engines; Telos phone hybrids; Comrex Access, BRIC-Links, and Opal codecs; ISDN PRIs and Zephyr codecs.
Creation of documentation and planning for modernization of newsroom facilities.
The position requires at least 3-5 years relevant experience at a network, station or media organization or similar experience. Playing a key role in large-scale technical projects. Supporting remote broadcasts. Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills. Person must be extremely organized and have strong computer skills, motivated, self-starter who is able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Ability to multi-task and prioritize is a necessary ability to adapt in a constantly changing 24 x 7 news environment. Previous newsroom experience a plus.
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