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Chief Engineer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York

CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, CBSN, CBSN Local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, CBSN, 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 NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations also produces the award-winning 60 MINUTES+ for Paramount+. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBSN, CBS News Radio and podcasts, CBS Mobile, Paramount + and other digital platforms. 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 network.  


WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV, a ViacomCBS owned and operated television duopoly has an immediate opening for a creative leader in Engineering Management. The Chief Engineer is a key position reporting to the Director of Broadcast Operations & Engineering. The Chief Engineer will be responsible to provide leadership in designing, maintaining, and ensuring reliable production in the delivery of streaming media and broadcast products from The CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan.



Primary responsibilities include leading and managing a technology team to design and innovate technology project delivery, daily maintenance of hardware and software systems, as well as technical design.

This opportunity will help manage and develop capital project designs and implementation plans. This position will create work plans, timelines, and budgets. Providing hands on operational troubleshooting of technical issues related to audio, video, transmission, IP encoding, cloud control applications, QC testing, risk mitigation planning, and workflows for automation, on various technology platforms.

You will lead a team of engineers in the daily support of news and content production, including studios, control rooms, remote content acquisition, streaming playout systems, I-News and MOS gateway servers, multiple V-LANS, remote sites, microwave systems, encoding, HD-SDI routing, LiveU, Dejero, PSIP, guide data, Sony ELC automation, Masstech archive systems, lighting controllers, and intercom systems.

The position will manage and maintain several Gates Air UHF solid state transmitter with new Antennas, Recon/StatMon control systems, and fiber STL systems. Knowledge of Digital Alert Systems EAS equipment and Harmonic TS encoders with multiple sub-channels is a must. RF engineering knowledge is helpful.

Candidates will possess knowledge of technical configuration and metadata required for content delivery to digital media, encoding systems and ATSC platforms. Knowledge of Grand Alliance DTV systems is a plus.



This position will solve technical issues related to audio and video assets and workflows that occur across the digital workflow and distribution chain. The position will collaborate with vendors, selecting and ordering equipment, orchestrating and scheduling engineering staff for daily operation. Providing new technical and workflow designs as well as managing the maintenance team within the studio and field environment.


The position of Chief Engineer will assist the Dir. of BO&E with implementing QC processes to improve broadcast products, flag issues, and reduce content downtime. They will participate in the creation of disaster recovery plans, as well as maintain FCC compliance in operation, transmission licenses, EAS systems, and closed captioning. The position will support and conduct testing related to back-up systems, identifying and correcting shortfalls. Experience with bargaining unit technical labor contracts is essential.



Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to provide constructive coaching and motivating feedback to staff on practices, tools, and performance, related to managing a team of system engineers.


A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in a technology field is required with 5+ years of staff management or field service experience in a systems environment related to ATSC systems, streaming media production, studio, and RF broadcasting.


Coach, mentor, motivate and evaluate staff, putting them in the best place to succeed. A passionate accountable team player with a vision for process and delivery. 24x7x365 support on an as needed basis.


Proficient in Microsoft office, TEAMS, and Slack. Make sound independent decisions, know when to escalate issues. Ability to handle multiple priorities with a sense of urgency and adaptability.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.

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