Receives, routes and coordinates all in-coming and out-going daily feeds.
Manages and initiates quality control of incoming feeds from remote locations via satellite, microwave, telco, fiber links, IP data streams, cellular streams and other technologies with minimal supervision.
Monitors and troubleshoots WCSP radio signals to transmitters.
Regularly tests various redundant and/or back-up paths, communicating status to Engineering department.
Directs tests for incoming events (muxing, IP, Fiber, Satellite, etc.).
Pro-actively checks newsroom system for added feeds and communicates as necessary.
Assists Assignment desk with managing feeds for large scale events (i.e., conventions).
Operates KU downlink, router control, DA’s, waveform, decoders, encoders, muxes, frame syncs, microwave receivers, monitor/vectorscope and other video/audio equipment.
Troubleshoots any problems with equipment in transmission, requesting engineering assistance as needed.
Communicates/coordinates incoming feeds with Field crews, Producers, VTR Operators, Master Control Operators, web and radio staffs.
Monitors and communicates issues with outbound feeds including air signals, disaster recovery signals, international feeds and pool feeds.
Follows trouble report procedures.
Uses basic computer/wiring projects in areas of cable runs and cable terminations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, technical degree or equivalent knowledge gained through work experience.
Minimum three years directly related experience required.
Demonstrated knowledge of audio/video equipment including newer technologies.
Ability to work under pressure in fast-paced environment.
Excellent communication skills a requirement.
Ability to work with others in a team atmosphere.
Capable of being a self-starter.
Proven logical, organized thought processes.
Must be willing to work occasional overtime and weekends.