Broadcast IT Engineer

November 15, 2023
Atlanta, GA
Job Type


Salary: $90,000 to $93,000 annually

ATL26 is looking for a talented, self-starting Broadcast IT Engineer with an extensive background in video, audio, and computer hardware and software utilized in broadcast television. The job is responsible for supporting the daily operations of ATL26 equipment, computer-based IT systems, and live coverage including mayoral press conferences and special events. The job is responsible for the design, installation, repair, maintenance, evaluation, and monitoring of ATL26's technical facilities. Ensuring ATL26 is current in innovative technology and integration based on research and experience. Critical support is required for all live city council and committee meetings, and emergency operation communications.

List the essential job duties that are specific to the position. These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.

• Responsible for quality of broadcasts and coordinating with Comcast to ensure signal.
• Maintain live and playback of HD broadcast automation, media archive systems, network configurations and control platforms.
• Repair and maintain production equipment (ie: cameras, lights, switchers), editing systems, audio visual systems, monitors, and display systems.
• Set up audio visual production, computer and sound equipment for on-and-off site events including press conferences, town halls, community forums and mayoral events.
• Maintain and support multimedia network, server systems, and equipment performance aligned with FCC mandates and broadcast quality standards.
• Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware and software and peripherals including network servers, media storage systems, PCs and software applications, security system and virus protection.
• Create and maintain conceptual drawings, wiring and system configurations documentation.
• Develop policy and procedures for the maintenance and electronic integrity of all equipment in the ATL26 facility.
• Alongside director, prepare annual budget requests and purchases for equipment and maintenance; work with vendors on cost-effective purchases; and develop short and long-term goals for design and planning.
• Provide staff training on the operation and maintenance of equipment.
• Serve as a technical consultant to other city departments requiring AV, production, or other technical support.
• Attend training courses and conferences to stay current on new and emerging technologies.
• Foster positive relationships with ATL26 team.
• Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, EVO, Ross, Cablecast, Earthchannel/CHAMP, LiveU, Evertz, AJA, Crown, Blackmagic, Panasonic.
• May perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Knowledge of broadcast and IT infrastructure including control room, studio, AV and data routing, cameras, switchers, audio mixers, encoders/encoding, feeds/edit systems, automation, video playout systems (Cablecast and Earthchannel/CHAMP), switches, transmission systems, and IP and data networking.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving government environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills - can work seamlessly with various city departments.
  • Ability to translate technical terms into pedestrian language.

Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Climb ladders, work on elevated surfaces and crawl spaces, pull and install wiring, use hand and power tools, and perform other physical tasks.

  • Experience in acquiring, installing, operating, and maintaining television and control room equipment, studio and control room design, studio equipment and lighting, and cable TV software and systems.
  • Experience in audio visual conference systems, broadcast engineering and production of live, multi-camera broadcasts, live events, and remote field production.
  • Experience in IP servers and networking, cloud-based solutions, software installation, and troubleshooting and resolving issues.
  • Experience with various hardware and software architectures including Media Asset Management Platforms.
  • Must be willing to provide 24/7 on-call support, emergency response. Evening and weekend work may be required.

Education: 5-7 years of experience in engineering and computer systems support, troubleshooting and maintenance for broadcast, professional AV conference system support or cable master control.

Associate degree in Electronics Technology, IT Video Systems, or Information Technology preferred, but an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

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