Broadcast Engineer



WSOC-TV is seeking an experienced Broadcast Engineer to join our team. This position requires a well-rounded broadcast technician with a broad skill set. The prospect will possess in-depth knowledge of digital video and audio. Applicant must have an excellent knowledge and experience with, ATSC transmission technologies and equipment in a HD Broadcast Operation Center facility. Some IT skills, including an understanding of Windows operating systems and an understanding of basic networking, are required. Experience with high powered transmitters is highly recommended. This position also requires outstanding communication skills with management as well as interdepartmental personnel in order to determine technical support needs. This position provides many levels of maintenance, technical support and repair to the broadcast operations facility.  

Duties and Responsibilities:* Install broadcast systems and equipment according to specifications and standards.* Troubleshoots and repairs daily routine and emergency problems with broadcast equipment.* Works with the IT department as required.

Minimum Qualifications:*Ten (10) years of experience as a technician in television broadcasting operations.* Degree in electronics (AAS) or CET certification or military equivalent is required.* SBE certification a plus.* Knowledge of multiple broadcast systems.* Experience using Windows.* Experience in basic networking.  

Requirements and General Skills:* General understanding of broadcast Master Control automation and switching.* General understanding of media server and router operation.* Ability to multi-task.* Strong written and verbal communication skills.* Strong organizational skills and attention to details.* Positive attitude and strong work ethic.* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction.* General proficiency and working knowledge in all areas of Broadcast operations.  

Technical Skills: Experience with the following-* Skilled with the use of hand tools.  * Skilled with use of various types of electronic test equipment. Description.* Media servers and routers.* Satellite receive systems.* RF distribution equipment. * Familiar with AC Generator, ATS and UPS systems.* Familiarity with signal flow within in a broadcast facility.* Comprehensive understanding of broadcast electronics.  * Familiarity with broadcast program record and play-out.* Basic understanding of IT infrastructure, including routers, switches, networks concepts.


Please send resume to Ted Hand, Director of Engineering and Operations, WSOC-TV, 1901 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206 or email

No phone calls please.