ViacomCBS Technical Engineer , Production Services in New York, New York
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network
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.
The News Production Support Services team is part of the Technology team responsible for supporting CBS News’ worldwide news organization, providing the CBS Television Network with regularly scheduled news and public affairs broadcasts, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning and Face the Nation as well as special reports. CBS News also provides CBS Newspath®, a television news syndication service that offers daily news coverage, sports highlights and news features to the CBS Television Network affiliates and other subscribers worldwide.
The Technical Engineer, Production Services, provides hardware and software support for mission critical computer and technical systems required for external television news broadcasts. This position is a key technology role for supporting News television programs.
Specific responsibilities include:
Provide advanced level of post-production support across the television news programs
Ensure the broadcast television news infrastructure is always in good order through proactive hardware and software maintenance, licensing, equipment upgrades and installations, system administration, and OS image creation and network deployments
Manage numerous non-linear edit (NLE) clients, ingest, capture, storage, and transcode servers
Independently troubleshoot and resolve anomalies in fast paced environment and execute best solutions to limit production downtime
Recommend technical workflow improvements
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Computer or Software Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 3-5 years in a live broadcast television news environment managing numerous non-linear edit systems (NLE) in non-fiction, network or high-volume production company
Expert AVID skills, preferably a current Avid Certified Support Representative (ACSR - "ELITE") Certification; Editor, Shared Storage (ISIS and NEXIS), Interplay | Production, and MediaCentral platform
Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Adobe CC, Davinci Resolve, and Nucoda
Knowledge of UHD/4K cameras, workflows, and trends
Extensive practical experience in post-production environments using advanced video CODECs and complex file-based workflows using on-premises transcoding systems such as Telestream Vantage, Adobe Media Encoder, as well as cloud-centric encoding solutions
Comprehensive system administration experience (Windows Server, Active Directory, and DNS)
Working 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)
Experience in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple priorities
Must be able and willing to work flexible hours, early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays.
Candidates who have worked as Broadcast Engineers, Post-Production Managers, Post-Production Supervisors, or Media Managers are highly encouraged to apply.
FUNCTION: IT/Technology Operations
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