Senior Media Engineer


New York, NY, US, 10019

New York



The Senior Media Engineer is part of a critically important technology team responsible for the support and innovation of CBS News Post-Production and CBS News Archives environments. This role entails multiple responsibilities including on-air broadcast support, systems administration, and media management. We are seeking dedicated technical minds with the ability to provide critical support for a worldwide news organization!


Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of support experience in a live, broadcast, or creative environment providing L1/L2 support for video editing, ingest, playout and archive operations.
  • Vast experience in Adobe or Avid ecosystems.
  • Considerable knowledge of enterprise infrastructure (switches, routers, firewalls, TCP/IP, DNS).


Additional Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of PAM and MAM systems and workflows.
  • Expertise with video formats, codecs, compression schemes and wrappers
  • Advanced knowledge of video signals and protocols - SD, HD, UHD, HDR, SRT, NDI, RTSP
  • Ability to quickly Identify and resolve issues with hardware and software, settle underlying reasons, and apply suitable fixes.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft image creation and deployments using Hyper-V and MDT.
  • Experience coordinating Windows and Linux servers; proficiency with command line.
  • Experience using Microsoft SCCM for patching and software updates.
  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Zabbix or New Relic.
  • Foundational knowledge of cloud infrastructure with either AWS, Azure or GCP.
  • Experience supporting archive middleware such as Telestream Diva.
  • Experience with remote access including Leostream, HP Zboost, Teradici or similar
  • Experience with project management and ticketing systems (Service Now, Asana, Jira).
  • Ability to lead all media assets and metadata across on-premises and cloud post-production systems; deliver content to bureau or external locations as needed.
  • scripting proficiency with Python, PowerShell or Bash a bonus.
  • Ability to build clear and concise documentation that is understandable by a range of collaborators.
  • Great standout colleague ; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to stay updated on the latest technologies and industry trends and make recommendations for equipment upgrades or workflow improvements.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work nights, weekends or holidays is required.


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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: $115,000.00 - 135,000.00. 


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. This position is bonus eligible.


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


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