Cascade Public Media - Broadcast Systems Technician job Seattle Washington
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Cascade Public Media - Broadcast Systems Technician Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8434886
Location: Seattle, Washington Date Posted: 2/22/2019
Wage: Negotiable Category: Newspaper/Magazine
Job Code: 1276556810

Job Description:

Cascade Public Media- Broadcasting Systems Technician

Cascade Public Media is home to the largest public television station in the Pacific Northwest

The Broadcast Systems Technician will ensure

KCTS 9 Television production and transmission meets PBS audio, video and technical standards to reach more people, build a strong organization and inspire a smarter world.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES - include but not limited to:

Administer Broadcast Systems

    • Create preventative maintenance schedules and conduct preventive maintenance

    • Administer network, media storage, archive and edit systems in broadcast and production environments

    • Administer, analyze, diagnose and repair broadcast servers and other systems that are part of the broadcast network

  • Follow best practices for maintaining the security, availability and integrity of broadcast and production media systems and data

Support Broadcast Equipment

    • Support installation, maintenance, repair, and monitoring of broadcast equipment: master control, cameras, routing switchers, converters, monitoring, and test equipment

  • Collaborate with Engineering team to maintain systems documentation and to design implementation of broadcast and production systems


    • Must be able to communicate effectively within the Engineering department and with other departments

    • Work with the following group; Communication Technician to support transmission, Producers, Directors and Production Managers to identify technical production requirements, IT Department to support the security, availability and integrity of broadcast systems and data interfacing with IT managed systems

    • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, manufacturers, contractors, and broadcasters

    • Support Engineering Manager in developing the annual engineering operating budget and capital budget

    • Train others to use broadcast systems

  • Function as Engineer-in-Charge ("EIC") during studio and remote productions

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


    • AA degree in electronic, network or computer technology from an accredited technical school or equivalent experience required

    • Understanding of a broad range of computer operating systems, applications and hardware required

    • Experience planning, implementing and administering network infrastructure including managed switches, cabling and other network equipment required

    • Solid understanding of TCP/IP protocols (e.g. HTTP, FTP, SNMP, NTP) and how TCP/IP-based services work (DNS, DHCP) required

    • Understanding of IPv4 layer 2/3 networking technology, including NAT

    • Experience in broadcast television preferred

    • Working knowledge and ability to operate and maintain audio, video, broadcast electronics preferred

    • Project Management experience preferred

  • CAD skills preferred

This is a Union Position.

If you are looking for a job that helps support the community and offers work life balance, this is the position for you.


Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Archbright Company Type:
Company: Archbright

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