Chief TV Engineer

University of North Texas

The Chief Radio/TV Engineer (TV Engineer) is responsible for the day-to-day technical operation of the television studios and master control room. The position is also responsible for the technical operation of ntTV which is the department’s television station, and DCTV’s operation.

In general, the position involves a 50% time allocation to studio plant technical operations and a 50% time allocation to IT systems support

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of broadcast audio, video, or interactive media production experience; prior experience with specific systems, equipment and software may be specified as needed by department; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Knowledge of broadcasting equipment repair
• Knowledge of the theories and principles of electronics
• Strong computer and LAN/WAN skills, including installation and configuration of Microsoft Windows Servers.
• Knowledge of FCC broadcast regulations.
• Strong troubleshooting experience, repair, RF and transmitter site maintenance skills.
• Knowledge of technical developments and techniques in the field of media distribution.
• Knowledge of audio studio installation and maintenance procedures.
• Ability to be available at any time to perform necessary maintenance to resolve broadcast failures.

Preferred Qualifications

Five years full-time, paid television engineering experience in a broadcast station or studio production environment. Experience in the operation and engineering of systems and equipment supporting live program origination in a remote/field and studio environment. Capability to think at the system level with the ability to solve complex problems by identifying and analyzing sub- system components. Broadcast engineering experience working with the following:

• HDTV television cameras, switchers, graphics generators.
• HDTV-SDI (SMPTE-292) signal distribution equipment, cabling, and routers with embedded and non-embedded audio.
• Broadcast signal standards converters; HDTV encoders, decoders, and frame synchronizers, including camera and/or signal compression codecs.
• Thorough understanding of streaming technologies and codecs including H.264 and H.265 technologies.
• Audio signals in the analog and digital domain, particularly audio-over-IP.
• Audio mixing consoles, microphones, cabling, decoders, encoders, monitors.
• Familiarity with television studio robotic and automation systems including control room automation systems,
• IT ethernet data networks, routers, and managed/unmanaged switches.
• Integration of broadcast equipment into new or existing IT infrastructure.
• Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019 – workstation and server administration, repair, & maintenance.
• Cable television distribution and RF systems.
• Satellite downlink RF equipment and systems.
• TV studio lighting elements, AC electrical distribution, and controllers, including LED lighting and system controls.
• Oscilloscopes, RF signal analyzers, data analyzers, voltmeters, waveform monitors and vectorscopes.
• Equipment repair, maintenance, and installation using hand tools and skills commonly found in a television studio engineering shop.

Required License / Registration / Certification Society of Broadcast Engineering (SBE) certification (CBT, CBTE, CSTE, CBNT, CBNE) and/or FCC General Class Radiotelephone Operator License is desirable.

Work Schedule M-F, 8am-5pm, some evenings and weekends as needed

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