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Remote Operations Technician


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York



We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Broadcast Field Engineer to join our team at CBS News. In this role, you will be responsible for providing timely and professional technical support in a fast-paced, 24x7x365 field newsgathering and production environment. You will operate satellite news gathering trucks and fly-aways, install and configure video streaming hardware, perform quality control. The ideal candidate must also possess a strong work ethic and enthusiasm.
•    Providing timely and professional technical support in a fast-paced 24x7x365 newsgathering/production environment
•    Setting up and operating satellite news gathering trucks & fly-aways, installing & configuring video streaming hardware, performing quality control, maintenance and system level repair of all television broadcast and/or satellite transmission and receiving equipment, as well as performing general hardware and software support for local computing equipment on site
•    Performing varied tasks when required on assignment to support the production
•    Performing 24x7x365 broadcast technical support to include installation, maintenance and troubleshooting/repair of sophisticated streaming, audio and video remote broadcast production/television equipment
•    Performing periodic project-based work to help team evaluate new transmission/encoding systems
•    Acting in a lead (Engineer-in-Charge) technical role while on remote productions or project assignment.
•    Maintain company-issued gear and keep it up to date and in working order.
•    Proficient RF, electronic/electrical, and IT support skills
•    Unrestricted ability to drive and travel frequently on short notice as business needs require. Must have a valid driver’s license and passport. 
•    Ability to physically lift and move equipment weighing 50 pounds or more
•    Ability to adapt to, and troubleshoot, rapidly changing situations frequently encountered in field remote environments
•    Excellent customer service and communication skills, both verbal and written
•    Demonstrated expertise in analyzing and solving complex technical problems
•    Ability to work independently and autonomously in a team-based environment
•    Document quality standards, system anomalies, operational procedures, reference materials, and project work material as applicable
•    5 or more years of experience in SNG transmissions, radio/television production, including troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of TV, radio equipment, IT systems, satellite, production and studio systems; IP streaming systems, file ingest systems, and quality control
•    Multi-camera field-based production experience
•    Ability to coordinate and communicate well with others to get the work done
•    Demonstrated knowledge of computer and data networking hardware and applications to ensure complete technical support in the field
•    Able to take ownership of situations and take issues to resolution
•    Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to listen and receive feedback

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.  




Hiring Salary Range: $103,048.40 - 115,165.96. 


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.


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.


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