Maintenance Technician 403(g)


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York


CBS 2 / WLNY-TV / CBSN NEW YORK is looking for a TV Studio Maintenance Technician.


  • Troubleshoots electronic equipment to a component (hardware/software) level, and works with equipment manufacturer to accurate problems.
  • Order all necessary required parts for repair of all equipment and communicate successfully with vendors, station management, and staff.
  • Isolate and fix problems with broadcast servers and associated applications.
  • Manage server administration, LAN & VLAN configuration, and installation of updates.
  • Installation, testing, and implementation of projects, terminating HD SDI cables, RF cables, network data, and fiber optic cables.
  • Work with vendors and manufacturers to research and address support issues.
  • The ability to work independently at times and collaboratively with other engineering team members is essential.


  • Bachelor's, IT certification, or technical school, desirable. Network certifications are a plus!
  • 5-10 years of experience as a television broadcast engineer, or equivalent.
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays, and in emergencies, as we are a 24/7 news operation.
  • Individuals must have an extraordinary knowledge of common HD television station equipment.
  • Video routing systems, installation, testing, and implementation of projects, terminating HD.
  • SDI cables, RF cables, network data, and fiber optic cables.
  • Ability to read and build AV signal flow diagrams, document project design work, and see projections through to completion.
  • Knowledge of integrated receiver decoders IRDs, core devices, edge devices, timing of video and audio systems, and audio and video media file formats is a necessity.
  • Knowledge of Evertz frame control via VistaLink or Magnum, Grass Valley Densite frame control, ITX, Harmonic encoders, Nielsen (NACAT), EEG VANC equipment, Linear
  • Acoustics, EAS systems, Grass Valley Stratus/K2 servers.
  • Working knowledge of AVID, iNews, communications equipment (Bosch/RTS), robotic camera pedestals, Sony studio cameras, and Sony digital production switchers. Core HD/IP.
  • SMPTE 2110 router knowledge is a plus!
  • Familiarity with IP interface networking, active directory, software deployment utilities such as Bigfix or SCCM, and basic Linux/Unix commands.
  • Work in a team setting.

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, 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,, 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 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.  


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The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York, 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