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Broadcast Engineer

Job ID R559
Job Location Washington, DC

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The Broadcast Engineer provides support to the Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Broadcast Operations Center. This position is responsible for receiving and installing all new audio and visual equipment, repairing and maintaining equipment.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Responsible for performing regular maintenance on all broadcast equipment, as well as preventative maintenance. Performs regular software and hardware updates. Demonstrates knowledge regarding all broadcast technology in order to effectively care for equipment and ensure that it does not fail.

Works within time-sensitive environments, or for live broadcasts, and must be able to quickly troubleshoot and diagnose video and audio issues. This includes performing extensive testing before a recording or transmission, as well as solving any problems that arise once a broadcast has begun.

Communicates with third parties, such as the equipment vendors, in order to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.

Diagnoses, and works with team members, to find solutions and completes repairs to the equipment until it is functioning well. Completes repairs in a timely manner. Responsible for identifying when repairs are not possible and new equipment must be ordered.

Makes recommendations for improvements, equipment updates, new technology enhancements and modifications.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and a minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the broadcast television environment.

Must be thoroughly knowledgeable of TV operations and engineering; knowledgeable of different equipment used in the production facility; and, knowledgeable of production techniques and terminology, as well as, significant experience in the maintenance of broadcast automation systems for the studio and automatic transmission systems for the transmitter plant.



Able to maintain specific equipment, including but not limited to, Ross switchers, Omneon Media group servers, Sony HD Cameras, digital audio boards and signal path peripheral HD equipment

Proficient in Windows, Apple, and Linux operating systems

Possessing computer network or network security knowledge and training

Exhibiting experience in maintaining and operating transmission equipment

Having knowledge of audio and video software and applications

Demonstrates an ability to interface with clients and other departments

Flexible schedule and ability to support a 24/7 operation

Experience in live production environments


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate hand tools, computer, and/or controls and talk or hear. Required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl under and behind objects. Must frequently lift, push, pull and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. My be exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. May work in high, precarious places. Exposed to general office noise with computers, printers and light traffic. May be required to hear with the use of headphones.


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!