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Video Broadcast Engineer – Nebraska Public Media, Lincoln


Under limited supervision, assists in the full operation of a mobile broadcasting unit and studio broadcasts – including maintenance, direction of technical staff on location and equipment. Assists the Remote Technical Supervisor with the responsibility of setting up, coordinating, and maintaining a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment for mobile television broadcasts to achieve the desired output of the broadcast. 

Location: 1800 N 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503 

Examples of Work

Camera shading of live multi-camera broadcasts. Prepare cameras for each production by selecting proper camera type, mount, lens and system. Actively monitor and adjust camera color and iris as needed for all studio cameras and incoming feeds. Operate EVS broadcast server for video playback and recordings for studio productions. Assists with preparing plans and requests for future equipment needs; assists with developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures and processes of the mobile unit. Troubleshoot equipment problems, ensure that repairs and maintenance are done and make emergency repairs to equipment when necessary and possible. 

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: High school education or equivalent plus three to five years of combined experience and/or education in audio and broadcast engineering including television operations for varied broadcast areas involving both operation and maintenance experience. An associate degree in electronics, electrical engineering, or a related field is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required for this position. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: Transmission, broadcasting, routing, switching, control and operation of television broadcasting, media production, computer networking, hardware and software, electronic engineering; personnel management of a technical staff. Electronic and television broadcast theory, information technology, electronic engineering, operation and maintenance of studio production and transmitting equipment, analog and digital systems, and mobile electronic equipment. 

Skill in: Video shading and cameras; Patching/wiring cameras into patch pay, operating frame synchronizers and router control panels. 

Ability to: Communicate and negotiate with diverse parties both within and outside the organization, operate equipment associated with a television broadcast system; supervise and schedule the work of others; monitor budgets, and recommend and purchase needed equipment; Perform duties as the lead video engineer for remote and studio broadcasts to achieve the desired look of the broadcast cameras in terms of color/tone, iris/brightness and camera matching; Read waveform vector scopes for multi-camera setups. 

Link to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/4025898/video-broadcast-engineer?keywords=Video%20Broadcast&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs