403(g) Maintenance Technician


New York, NY, US, 10019 Washington, DC, US, 20036

New York



CBS News Radio Network is seeking a strong candidate to be part of our Network Technical Support team! This person has experience in Broadcast IT and IP systems, and will handle the support and maintenance of the Network’s broadcast studios, routers and transmission systems. It is essential that the candidate is proficient in IP based audio, Transmission and router systems.


This position is for on-site work 4-5 days a week, with the possibility of a work from home day once per week. It is based either in New York City or Washington DC. This hands-on role requires the ability to work directly with our technical equipment and to support the work of the production and editorial staff. This is a shift-based position where you will be required to work weekends and overnights, when scheduled.


Job duties & responsibilities

  • Construction, assembly, wiring and installation of electronic equipment or components for use in its broadcasting operations
  • Operation and Troubleshooting of technical equipment at the point of origin for CBS programs originating in the field
  • Maintenance, configuration and repair of systems including, but not limited to, Sierra Automated Systems (SAS) consoles, intercoms and engines; Comrex Access, BRIC-Links, 2WCom IP-4c, and various other IP Transmission codecs.
  • Configuration, design and care of multiple AoIP networks including Dante and Axia,
  • Design and implement IP topologies and protocols for Network Transmission redundancy and reliability.
  • Coordination with network and firewall teams to facilitate broadcast needs. Knowledge of TCP/IP Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols preferred.
  • Automation Programming.
  • Creation of documentation and planning for updates of newsroom facilities.



  • At least 4-5 years of applicable experience at a radio network, station or media organization or other similar experience.
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extremely organized and have strong IT expertise.
  • Knowledge of Cisco switching/routing configuration and protocols a plus.
  • Knowledge of Transmission protocols (WebRTC, WebSockets, RIST, RTP, etc.) and audio algorithms (MP2, MP3, AAC, Opus, etc.).
  • Understand Automation systems and API’s.
  • Motivated, self-starter who can work on their own with limited direction, and in a harmonious, team environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a constantly changing 24/7 news environment.
  • Previous newsroom experience is beneficial.
  • XDS or Satellite Downlink knowledge a plus.

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and cbsnews.com, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,  CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as CBSNews.com and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  




Hiring Salary Range: $110,219.72 - 122,337.28. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.   




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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City