SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
December 22, 2014  

Jobs - Positions Wanted

As a service to its members, SBE Chapter 37 publishes DC - area industry related job openings. Additionally, we are pleased to post positions wanted.

Should you wish to post your job or position here, please drop us a line.

Chief Engineer

Public FM/TV

Help Wanted

A large public FM/TV station in upstate New York seeks an experienced, motivated, and goal oriented Chief Engineer to manage all technical and operational aspects of the its Studio and Transmitter Facilities. Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer. They’re looking for that energetic someone who is strong with TV production and transmission systems, who is knowledgeable from lens to antenna and helping the GM understand strategic implications of changing technologies. The position offers excellent compensation.

If you’re interested, or know someone who may be interested, please contact Rich Rarey.

(Entered: 11/10/2014. Posted: 11/10/2014-01/10/2015)

Video Production Lead

Radio Free Asia

Help Wanted

RFA new logo

Knowledgeable, technically astute, hands-on professional needed as Video Production Lead in RFA’s Technical Operations Division. This position leads and directs live and pre-recorded video production, and – working closely with RFA language service journalists – executes the technical components of RFA’s video programming.

RFA is in the start-up phase of expanding its video production capability.  The Video Production Lead will have a major role in the planning and implementation of RFA’s automated video production workflow and technical facility.  The position reports to the Director of Program & Operations Support, in DC headquarters, and may evolve into a hands-on managerial role as video becomes a more integral part of RFA’s daily broadcast stream.

Responsibilities Include

  • Leading and overseeing all technical aspects of video production, including Technical Operations production work assignments and the overall technical environment for RFA’s video programming.
  • Maintaining the consistency of RFA’s video programming by, among other means, establishing operating standards for all video productions and adapting the workflow as necessary.
  • Acting as the main point of contact and coordinating work with other RFA departments to ensure that operational and technical support meets the needs of RFA’s journalists.  Participating as the Technical Operations representative in all pre- and post-production meetings.
  • Assisting Technical Operations management in the planning and execution of video facility maintenance, design upgrades, and special projects and events.
  • Managing and overseeing all pre-production preparation, including but not limited to:  loading of automation schedules, studio set-up, lighting set-up, and camera programming.
  • Designing and maintaining a training program for RFA video production facilities and workflow, and serving as a trainer for the program when required.
  • Staying current with industry best practices and developments to stay up-to-date on video production technology.
  • Performing other responsibilities as assigned.


  • At least five years of experience in video technical direction, with team-lead or supervisory experience.
  • At least five years of experience working with professional video equipment, including but not limited to:  lighting, CG systems, green screen systems, video routers, automated control systems, and camera robotics.
  • Experience with a video newsroom automation system, such as the AP ENPS system, and capability of programming and following an on-air rundown schedule.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, and to provide quick turn-around against high-pressure deadlines.
  • Proven ability to diagnose and remedy complex production problems in an on-air broadcast environment.
  • Proficiency in any of RFA’s broadcast languages is considered a plus.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity

RFA reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  The above description pertains to an “at-will” position with RFA and in no way constitutes a written or implied contract of employment.

RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply.  If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA.

RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the U.S. as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

How to apply

Send resume with cover letter (making reference to Video Production Lead position) via:

(Entered: 11/03/2014. Posted: 11/03/2014-01/03/2015)

Chief Engineer: O&E Mgr.

OTA Broadcasting LLC

Help Wanted

Organization Type: Television Station - Commercial

Company: OTA Broadcasting LLC

Job Title: Chief Engineer: Operations and Engineering Manager

Location: California

Job Description:  A Southern California network affiliate seeks a creative Operations and Engineering Manager to oversee all technical operations of two separate muti-stream stations, including solid state transmitter operation and troubleshooting, broadcast IT and networking, studio and news technical Operations, and Master Control.  This is a hands-on position.

The successful candidate will join our management team and work to support all departments to maintain equipment and procedures and identify areas where new processes can be implemented to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

Minimum Job Skills:  The successful candidate should have demonstrable knowledge of:

  • Broadcast networking and IT.
  • Multi-channel station automation and video servers
  • File-based newsroom workflows and editing
  • HD routing switchers, production switchers and multi-viewers
  • Satellite commercial delivery systems – PitchBlue, Pathfire, etc.
  • Card-based ENG systems
  • Broadcast signal encoding and multiplexing
  • Thorough knowledge of FCC Rules & regulations
  • Excellent understanding of and ability to supervise Master Control Operations

Additional Job Skills:  The successful candidate should also have an understanding of:

  • Windows & MAC OS
  • TCP/IP
  • Understanding of VPN’s, VLAN’s and port routing

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Superb communication skills
  • Supervisory experience
  • The ability to work successfully with other station departments.
  • The ability to lift 40 lbs
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented individual that is able to work under pressure to deadline with little or no supervision
  • On-Call 24x7, evening and weekend work required
  • Some travel as needed

Interested applicants should contact Cindy Cavell by e-mail:

(Entered: 10/30/2014. Posted: 10/30/2014-12/31/2014)
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