Manager, Engineering and IT
CBN News is seeking an experienced Manager of Engineering and IT. CBN News is a subsidiary of The Christian Broadcasting Network, one of the world’s leading Christian media and entertainment companies producing family based entertainment, news and programming to a global audience. This role will oversee CBN’s Washington D.C. News technical broadcast facility and studios. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated advanced capability in the design, implementation and support of broadcast engineering and IT technologies and operational models within a mission critical broadcast and digital environment.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Minimum 5 years of managing mission critical Broadcast/IT environments at a TV station; preferably in News
- Extensive experience in Broadcast and Digital systems, Networking, Servers, Desktops, Monitoring, Content Management and ENPS
- In depth understanding of complex systems including: On-Air systems; Studios; Control Rooms; Communication technologies and Internet technologies
- “Hands on Engineer” capable of managing and coaching a diverse staff of talent, producers and studio technicians
- Effective liaison with corporate IT to ensure company policies, security practices and standards are maintained
- Strong leadership, analytical and decision-making skills with ability to stay abreast of latest technologies
- Working knowledge of NTSC, PAL, SECAM and broadcast/recording formats
- Knowledge of encoding/transcoding (SD/HD, MPEG2/MPEG4)
- Knowledge of distribution systems with demonstrated practical experience in one or more industry standards (MPEG, IP Transport, Multicast)
- Awareness of Network protocols, routers and switches, BGP, OSPF, Multi-cast Video, MPEG, RF, VPN, Terminal Services.
- Experience in Field Operations desired, including satellite, microwave, bonded cellular and IP newsgathering technologies.
- Knowledge of FCC standards for broadcast equipment.
- Knowledge of equipment installation and removal as it pertains to maintenance and servicing
- Available to work some nights and weekends as needed
- Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field is preferred
- Cisco and Microsoft certifications a plus
The CBN News bureau is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. – perfect for someone who loves being where the action is! CBN offers a professional and challenging work environment, competitive salary and full benefits package. If you meet the listed qualifications, and are in agreement with CBN’s mission and purpose, please submit an application online by visiting www.cbn.com. We are unable to give full consideration to resumes without applications.