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Broadcast Maintenance Manager (ABC News)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 694055BR Location Washington, DC, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Aug. 15, 2019

Job Summary:

Disney Inc is looking for a highly motivated, self-starting and qualified professional for a full time broadcast maintenance manager position at the ABC News Bureau in Washington, DC. This Disney owned and operated facility is one of the largest television production operations in Washington DC and does multiple shows daily for ABC and ESPN. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a cutting edge network level broadcast operation. The candidate must possess a wide range of knowledge and skills in television technology and engineering. In particular, the candidate must have a strong working knowledge of studio, transmission and editing systems. Five or more years of hands-on broadcast maintenance and two or more years of department management is required. This is a “hands on” position; the candidate must have the willingness to work directly on our facilities.

As a broadcast maintenance manager the candidate will need to be able to work with a team to provide ongoing support for a 24/7 television broadcast facility and on occasions to oversee the installations of new systems. The ABC Washington Bureau has many control rooms, master control, editing systems with multiple server systems and other broadcast resources that the candidate will be responsible for keeping operational.


The candidate should: Be a strong manager with the ability to efficiently run a broadcast maintenance department under the direction of the Director of Engineering. Have a strong background in television production with expertise in digital video and audio systems. Be able to install, configure and maintain television broadcast systems including:
  • Sony MVS Switchers // NVision routers with NV9000 control systems// Grass Valley Miranda iControl // AVID ISIS editing server with associated editing clients // Grass Valley K2 editing servers with associated editing clients // Grass Valley Kaleido-X virtual monitor walls // SSL Audio Consoles // Ericson and other Integrated Receivers Decoders and other Satellite and ASI gear // Evertz Fiber Optic gear including setting up CWDM // Certifications in any of the above systems is a helpful, and ABC will provide additional training.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Be able to write and maintain documentation for all broadcast devices, services, and processes.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve complex system problems quickly with little external technical guidance and develop corrective measures for problems
  • Be able to quickly identify and replace failed hardware and work with vendors to isolate and resolve technical problems quickly
  • Have the ability to handle basic hardware installation, including being able to lift up to 20lbs to heights of up to 6ft
  • Have the ability to balance and prioritize work and to multitask
  • The candidate should enjoy working in a team environment that promotes sharing and creativity in the workplace.
  • Be a NABET/CWA member or be willing to join the NABET/CWA union, local 31

Additional Information:

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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