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Broadcast IT Field Engineer - Satellite News Gathering Truck

Warner Media, LLC., Washington, District of Columbia, us, 20022

Work at Warner Media, LLC.


Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.Who We Are…When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the

storytellers

bringing our characters to life, the

creators

bringing them to your living rooms and the

dreamers

creating what’s next…From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.Your New Role...The Broadcast & IT Field Engineer is tasked with timely and professional technical support in a fast paced 24x7x365 field newsgathering/production environment. Individuals in this job have fully demonstrated the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to set up and operate satellite news gathering ("SNG") trucks & flyaways, install & configure video streaming hardware, perform quality control, maintenance and system level repair of all television broadcast and/or satellite transmission and receiving equipment, as well as perform general hardware and software support for local computing equipment (e.g. laptops, LAN connection, digital phones) on site.This position requires proficient RF, electronic/electrical and IT support skills. Travel, often on short notice, is required, and the ability to physically lift and move equipment weighing 50 pounds or more may be necessary. Must be willing to perform varied tasks when required on assignment to support the production. Must have ability to adapt to rapidly changing situations frequently encountered in field remote environments. Excellent customer service and communication skills (verbal, written) are required. Ability to safely drive SNG trucks within DOT regulationsThis position will primarily provide field support but will also spend time in-house, or assisting Broadcast and IT teams with project and maintenance work when not otherwise deployed in field.Your Role Accountabilities...Operate a satellite truck and/or portable satellite, microwave, streaming and fiber transmission gear to provide multi-path transmissions (IP data/Video/Audio) from outside broadcast locations. This includes equipment transport, set-up, operation and breakdown and may also include truck maintenance. WarnerMedia & contracted SNG trucks / Newsgathering vehicles are multi-path mobile production platforms thus requiring one to be well versed in the operation and maintenance of on-board systems such as cameras, switchers, routers, encoders, power systems, RF and specialized transmission gear (MIMO, COFDM, bonded cellular).

Perform 24x7x365 broadcast technical support to include installation, maintenance and troubleshooting/repair of sophisticated streaming, audio and video remote broadcast production/television equipment. This includes equipment at Production Centers, Bureaus, and outside broadcast locations, as well as ENG crew gear. Coordinate technical installation with vendors and/or production teams. Periodic project-based work to help team evaluate new transmission/encoding systems

May act in a lead (Engineer-in-Charge) technical role while on remote productions or project assignment. Must demonstrate versatility and willingness to perform varied tasks as required on field assignments which may include operating video/audio equipment. Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and solving complex technical problems and be able work independently and autonomously in a team based environment.

Document quality standards, system anomalies, operational procedures, reference materials (Electrical, Conceptual drawings) and project work material as applicable.

Qualifications and Experience...Typically 4 or more years of experience in SNG transmissions, radio / television production, including troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of TV, radio equipment, IT systems, satellite, production and studio systems; IP streaming systems, file ingest systems and quality control.

Multi-cameras field-based production experience

Ability to coordinate and communicate well with others to get the work done.

Educational Requirements...4 year technical degree, preferably electronics (or equivalent education/experience/training)

Demonstrated knowledge of computer and data networking hardware and applications to ensure complete technical support in the field.

A Certified Driver's License ("CDL") must be maintained in order to operate the satellite truck or able to obtain one within a year.

4 year technical degree, preferably electronics (or equivalent education/experience/training)

Demonstrated knowledge of computer and data networking hardware and applications to ensure complete technical support in the field.

A Certified Driver's License ("CDL") must be maintained in order to operate the satellite truck or able to obtain one within a year.

How We Get Things Done…This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at

www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/

along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.The Legal Bits…Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you’re a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.